Dental fear: some of us have it, some of us don’t. For those of us who suffer from a dental phobia, merely sitting in the waiting room of a dental office is enough to send your heart into panic mode. But some New York City dentists are addressing the dental (and pain) anxiety in a….let’s say non-traditional way.
New York dental offices Marini & Manci, Park South Dentistry, and The Dental Boutique have all implemented a wine cart in their waiting rooms, where their patients now have the option to relax with a glass of red or white wine before treatment. It’s not quite a ‘trend’ yet, but it could certainly turn into one if patients respond positively to the option of having a little drink before a procedure.
According to Food and Wine magazine, Park South Dentistry claims the option to have wine creates “a soothing, luxurious environment.” Before a drilling, sure, of course wine could help a patient to relax. But the fact is that red wine has been scientifically proven to stain teeth. So are you just fixing one problem while causing another?
What do you guys think? Should dental offices serve wine to patients pre check-up? Yay or Nay?
Dr. Mike Malone and his team practice expert cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Malone is the former president and current accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also the official Cosmetic Dentist of the Miss Louisiana USA and Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageants. Check out his website for more information.