Going to the dentist isn't the nightmare that it used to be. Case in point, if you go to the Dental Loft at the Shops in Park Lane, after they lean you back in your chair they'll hand you a remote so you can watch the new David Cross stand-up special on a large flat screen dangling overhead. While you watch they'll still use that sharp, pointy metal thingy to scratch at your gum line — they haven't innovated away from that unpleasant task — but you're much less likely to fixate on it when you're busy binge-watching. And perhaps even better than the Netflix, if you can believe it, is the time and care Dr. Rekha Reddy takes to explain the state of each of your teeth to you. The X-rays the hygienist takes at the beginning of your appointment also go up on the TV and Dr. Reddy walks you through every one, laying out all of the options for addressing any issues she discovers. Visits to the dentist used to be mysterious and boring at best and painful at worst. Now they don't have to be any of the above.