DISCLAIMER: The advice I offer in response to your questions is intended to be informational only and generic in nature. Namely, I am in no way offering a definitive diagnosis or specific treatment recommendations for your particular situation. My intent is solely educational and my responses to your actual questions serve as springboard to discussion of a variety of dental topics that come up in day-to-day dental practice. Any advice offered is no substitute for proper evaluation and care by a qualified dentist.
Arlene Dobren says
I, for one, ever watch the food channel. I don’t love eating and I detest cooking. I much prefer listening to your stories and to your pontificating. I’m serious… you are a wonderful storyteller. So, did Michele Mattia ever call for an appointment?
Meryl Lipton says
It’s probably because so many people love to eat and would love to cook…but never have the time. Everyone is so busy. CNN and such only reinforces how busy and stressed they are…So while at the dental office it is a perfect time to escape the real world for a bit, relax, and watch something they never have time for at home. HGTV anyone?
Michele Mattia says
As someone who is fearful of the dentist, but loves the Food Network, I do believe you are right on track with creating an atmosphere that is relaxing and “homey”. In any situation where there is fear to be able to tap into the very parts of self that make us feel comfortable or safe is natural. Where are you located? I need a new dentist!
Thanks so much for the comment. We are located at 30 E 40th St. just 2 blocks south of Grand Central Terminal. Come visit us!