In today’s world, putting off a visit to the dentist office is a sad reality for both kids and adults. But, why is this disdain for the dentist so common?

Decorative fluorescent light covers in a dental office can squash the fears patients have about going to the dentist. However, to understand how this could be possible you first have to get to the source of this irrational disdain we all have for booking that dentist appointment.

While caring for a patient’s teeth to the best of their professional abilities should be the benchmark for any good dentist, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also focus on creating an inviting and comforting office space for your patients as well.

It goes without saying, but the idea of visiting the dentist causes quite a bit of fear — even among adults — and is a discouraging factor when it comes to making a dentist appointment. Just like with almost all medical practices, this is mainly due to the patient’s fear of pain, and leads many to simply avoid the dentist’s office at all costs, even if the patient is in desperate need of dental care. Clearly, this is a massive issue, as avoiding care for your teeth when you need it can put you at risk for a bevy of health problems going forward.

With a patient’s fears in mind, a dentist should take every measure necessary to make a patient’s dentist experience more comfortable. What does this entail? It all starts with ensuring your dentist office is in tip-top shape and truly embodies a comforting atmosphere. This is done with upgrades in decor — such as new furniture in your waiting room(s) — and, of course, suitable lighting that goes beyond the standard (and dull) fluorescent lighting that has become a commonplace in most medical offices.

But what if you found a solution that provided upgrades to your dentist office’s visual appeal while, at the same time, significantly upgrading the lighting throughout your office as well? Is this even a possibility? The answer is yes, and it begins with installing eco-friendly decorative light covers.

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Most, if not all, medical offices have fluorescent lighting throughout the entire building. This includes dental offices; in both the waiting room, hallways and spaces where the bulk of the actual dental work takes place. Why? It’s simple: fluorescent bulbs emit stronger light than any other form of lighting out there, which is extremely important for dentists, as they need to be able to see everything wrong (or otherwise) with their patient’s teeth while examining them.

While fluorescent lighting is clearly very functional in a medical setting, it’s not the most visually comforting in a patient’s perspective. This is why decorative light covers are the greatest solution, as they can create a more calm and relaxing environment while, at the same time, not sacrificing the functionality of a dentist office’s existing fluorescent lighting.

Check out these tweets from patients who can’t help but notice the drab decor of the typical dental office:

it must be required by law that all dentist offices have awful decor

— chanelle adams (@nellienooks) March 2, 2016

Every dentist office is a time capsule for decor from 2001

— Scott Foss (@Buildabearatron) July 21, 2016

For those who have never heard of fluorescent light covers before, the easiest way to understand these innovations in decorative lighting is to explore the way in which they are built as well as how they function. Consisting of a light diffusing panel, light covers display a wide array of images that, when installed over your existing fluorescent light fixtures, creates an incredible effect on the eye.

Primarily used in homes and office settings, fluorescent light covers have the ability to transform any room into a work of art while creating an instant upgrade in visual appeal at little cost to you. Now that you know what decorative light covers are, in order to fully realize their potential for upgrading a dental office, you need to explore the best areas for their use.

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Quite possibly the most important aspect to any dentist’s office — at least when it comes to visual impact — is the waiting room area. After all, this is the space the patient and their loved ones will see first, so it’s best to invoke the comforting atmosphere that your patients will be looking for as soon as they walk in the door.

To do this, you can utilize tree light covers on your waiting room walls and ceilings. Because images of nature are known to calm the mind, you will be ensuring your patients are instantly calmed and relaxed by installing these light covers, which depict vibrant trees and plant life. You can even opt to combine multiple tree light covers to create a faux window on your waiting room wall, which is ideal for waiting rooms with little to no natural lighting.

If your goal is to display certain information — such as a diagram that display the inner workings of a tooth — in a unique way, then you should consider installing custom light covers throughout your dentist office.

When it comes to custom light covers, no company offers an easier process than Octo Lights. Our website makes creating your own light covers quick and simple; you just choose an image based on our image requirements, upload your image to our website and await a link for purchasing your order. With custom light covers, you’ll open the realm of possibilities for providing intriguing and visually impactful dentist office decor for all of your patients.