In the distance, you hear screams and groans mixed with high-pitched mechanical sounds. With the hair on the back of your neck standing up, a creepy-crawly sensation suddenly overwhelms you as a white-draped figure slowly comes closer. Does this Halloween-style nightmare haunt you whenever you think of visiting the dental clinic?
Relax! At Dakota Dental’s Apple Valley Dental Clinic, patients are hard-pressed to find a house of horrors. Rather, the caring and friendly team at this Apple Valley family dentistry clinic has gone the extra mile to ensure a comfortable experience for everyone who comes through the door, even those with dental anxiety or phobias.
The family dentists and staff at Dakota Dental recognize that many people view a visit to the dentist as a scary, stressful event. In fact, for some, the sights and sounds at a dentist’s office cause so much anxiety that they put off regular dental care appointments. Not only can this procrastination make the anxiety build, it can lead to much worse dental care problems that require more extensive dental services.
At Dakota Dental, we want our patients to be relaxed and to feel comfortable from the beginning. In addition to friendly staff, our family dental office features a calming environment complete with overstuffed leather furniture, a cozy fireplace, and a play space just for kids. For those who enjoy nature, our aviary is a central attraction. With several families of songbirds, there are generations of birds in various stages of growth and activity. And don’t forget to visit our well-stocked snack counter for a cup of tea and a treat.
We realize that the busyness of life may prevent you from completing your oral hygiene routine before visiting Dakota Dental. For those times when our patients just can’t fit one more thing in before a dental care appointment, we offer a convenient brushing area with complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.
Finally, when it comes to equipment, Dakota Dental has taken additional measures to reduce anxiety. With state-of-the-art equipment, the Dakota Dental team offers digital x-rays, needle-less anesthetic, and drill-free abrasion for fillings when possible.
Don’t forget: after a night of trick or treating, bring your candy to Dakota Dental for our Halloween candy buy back. For every pound of candy a child turns in, Dakota Dental will give him or her $1, up to $5 per family. Additionally, each child trading in candy will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card! Call Dakota Dental for full details!