Setting aside a little "me time" for a dental cleaning can be nearly as relaxing as a trip to a spa.
An article in today's Wall Street Journal describes this phenomenon as one of several "Secret Ways to Get Alone Time" shares how it's not uncommon for super-busy people to view a trip to the dentist as an escape from their schedule.
From The Wall Street Journal article "An Escape to the Dentist?"
“I love going to the dentist,” says Mr. Strauss, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. “It’s 45 minutes when I know nobody is going to interrupt me. You can’t reach me and you can’t ask for anything,” says Mr. Strauss, author of a book on self-insurance for businesses. Although he has perfect teeth, he gets them cleaned three times a year instead of the usual two. The visits are so dull that he sometimes falls asleep in the chair."
"I intentionally created a true spa-environment that would be the most calming, relaxing space at any dental practice in Seattle or Bellevue," said Dr. Jones. "I want my patients to actually look forward to coming to the dentist."
"I am trying to create a Four Seasons feel that is accessible to everyone," said Dr. Jones. "I want patients to feel like they are indulging
themselves in an experience they can look forward to, and feel good about because they are just taking good care of their oral health."
Just a few extra amenities that you will find at Dr. Jones' practice:
* hot towels
* virtual reality glasses
* noise-cancellation heaphones to listent to your favorite music
* plush leather cushioned dental chairs
* fleece blankets
* warmed neck cushions
Let us know in comments -- do you look foward to your dental cleaning?