The dental environment is a sensory-rich setting that can give many people some degree of uneasiness. Dr. Capra and Dr. Levin sought to create a sensory-sensitive dental environment to help prevent children from developing a dental aversion.
The practice was built to take into consideration the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. From the overhead music, to the office decor, our goal is to create a stress-free and fun environment. The colors of the office were chosen based on the type of reaction they are known to evoke. Color psychology explores how colors that we visualize can affect our behavior and the decisions we make. The white walls create a calm, soothing and clean environment. The floors are beige, offering warmth and a more natural and calm feel. We added a touch of blue which is often associated with tranquility and trust.
When providing treatment we offer weighted blankets. There have been studies which suggest that weighted blankets can create a calming, soothing effect that can help ease anxiety.
Along with creating a comfortable environment, Dr. Capra and Dr. Levin use techniques such as tell-show-do and desensitization to help manage children’s behavior. The Kids Dental Practice will create an individualized dental experience for each patient based on their specific needs.