Tampa Dental Wellness is a family-friendly dental practice where kids and adults can feel comfortable going to the dentist. We offer special booster seats, weighted blankets, and TVs in the treatment rooms that help young patients relax. For especially anxious children, our family dentistry team offers safe and effective nitrous oxide during treatments.View transcript
We're not a pediatric office, so adults and children are equally as comfortable. We make sure that we take great strides to make sure that our kids know that even though it's a family practice, they feel really comfortable. So some of the things we do for children, that make them feel comfortable, is special seats that are placed on the chair that kind of boost them up and it's very comfortable. We encourage parents to let them bring whatever their lovey might be, like whether it be a blanket or a stuffed animal or something from home that makes them comfortable, they bring it to the chair and they kind of hold it the whole time. We have weighted blankets that we place on children, and that just give some kind of a sense of security. We have cartoons on the TV above them so that they can be distracted and watch that type of thing. Sometimes children that are very anxious, the parent may opt to let them have a little bit of nitrous oxide, which is laughing gas. It's very safe and very effective to kind of relax the child, and, you know, that's very commonly used. We love kids here, and I think that they pick up on the vibe that they're okay and that it's a friendly place. And then, afterwards, they know they're going to get to go to the treasure chest and pick some toys, so it's never usually an issue.