Dental anxiety is the number one reason most people avoid going to the dentist. Dr. Justin Marostica at your Tigard TenderCare office is passionate about making his patients feel comfortable. Dental anxiety, or dental phobia, is the fear of dentistry and receiving dental care. It is estimated that 75% of adults in the United States suffer from some form of dental fear ranging from mild to severe, and 5-10% of adults avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Dr. Marostica knows that dental anxiety can lead to a vicious cycle where people only seek dental care when they have a toothache, dental abscess or severe tooth pain. As a result, the dental care necessary to fix the damage is even more invasive and traumatic to the patient.
Dr. Marostica believes distraction is one of the best ways to help people cope with mild to moderate forms of dental anxiety. And what better way to distract yourself than with some movie glasses! The Tigard TenderCare location has invested in new pairs of Cinemizer OLED movie glasses from Zeiss. These movie glasses are customized for dentistry. With a high contrast OLED display and personalized diopter settings, you will feel like you are right in the movie theater. The glasses are light weight for optimal wearing comfort. Add the reclining chair and you’ll find distraction at its best!
The Cinemizer OLED movie glasses are now available to use at the Tigard TenderCare Dental location, along with a wide array of appropriate movies. If you or someone you know would benefit from the distraction of a movie while getting dental work done, give us a call at (503) 670-7088 and schedule an appointment today! For more information, please visit us at our Tigard TenderCare office.