Toothless Chihuahua Comforts Scared Patients at California Dentist Office

Going to the dentist may not be the most enjoyable experience, but a toothless pup is helping make it a better one for patients visiting a dental office in California.

a person sitting in a chair: Courtesy Cam Garrett

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Kismet, a 13-year-old Chihuahua, has become the resident office pup at Corte Madera Family Dentistry, where she brings tons of cuddles to patients feeling some anxiety and stress while having their teeth worked on, CNN reported.

“After working so long in the industry you begin to understand quickly you’re just as much of a psychiatrist as you are a dentist,” Dr. Cameron Garrett, the office dentist at Corte Madera Family Dentistry, told CNN. “Everybody brings some anxiety or baggage into the dental environment, and the science is very clear. Interacting with an animal, having physical contact with a pet really lowers the blood pressure and heart rate and makes it a much calmer

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