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[WATCH] This Dentist’s Drill Plays Music For Kids With Dental Anxiety

the science of smiles best dentist pasadena caAny parent knows that sometimes getting a child into the dentist’s chair is no easy feat. After all, the sound of the dentist’s drill is notoriously evil. And, its reputation is not exactly flattering.

So, what’s a dentist to do when I child is kicking and screaming in his chair?

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How about develop a dental drill that plays its own soothing music; the kind of music that drowns out the “drill shrill” and puts a child at ease.

One such drill was developed by a dentist in Indonesia as a way to ease his patient’s anxiety levels.

Dr. Dhanni Gustiana was able to rework one of his drills to sync to an MP3 player. The idea is that hearing music while the dentists treats your teeth will make the experience more bearable — or, at the very least, serve as a major distraction.

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The device is designed specifically with kids in mind — the body of the drill is lined with flashing lights and plastic toys — but adults can also sign up to use it. Dr. Gustiana takes requests, too. The set-up will play anything you plug into the MP3 player. Watch the video below to learn more.

What would be on your dental drill playlist? Let us know!


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