When was the last time you heard someone say: “I am looking forward to my dental appointment this week!” Or: “I had a dentist appointment yesterday–I’ve never been so relaxed in my life.” Or: “I love the way my dentist appointments make me feel so refreshed and focused.”
Well, that’s exactly what people are saying about their dental appointments with NuCalm relaxation dentistry. NuCalm transforms a dental appointment from a stressful experience to a relaxing, even rejuvenating one. Even fearful dental patients can find themselves relaxing through dental appointments in a deeply meditative state.
Best of all, NuCalm is all natural, utilizing neuroscience to turn off your brain’s stress response, allowing you to relax. There are no drugs involved, and you won’t feel out of control during the appointment or groggy afterward.
To learn how NuCalm can improve your dental appointments, please contact a local NuCalm dentist today for an appointment.
People with dental anxiety are used to being told that they’re the strange ones, but the truth is that being nervous about the dentist is normal. You’re lying down on your back, relatively helpless as a person shines a bright light in your face and probes your mouth with sharp instruments.
The rational part of your brain can say all it wants that your dentist isn’t trying to harm you, that he’s trying to help, and the procedure is for your own good. But your instincts will still scream that you’re in danger and you need to do something.
So it’s no wonder that 4 out of 5 people have some level of dental stress, and about one in three experience very high levels of anxiety. About one in five adults in the U.S. avoid going to the dentist altogether - mostly out of fear, with one in 20 having what is clinically defined as dental phobia--an extreme, irrational fear of the dentist.
Once we understand that dental stress is normal, we can begin to explore its causes and find a better way to avoid it.
A Better Approach to Dental Stress
Currently, the main option you have to combat dental stress is some form of sedation dentistry. But here’s the irony: sedation dentistry works mostly on the conscious part of your brain, the part that knows a visit to the dentist is good for you and that your dentist is trying to help. It only partly works on the instinctual response to stress.
Many people who take sedation for dental treatment still have stress, they’re just too groggy and incapacitated to act on it. For some people, this can still be helpful. Over time you will learn that there’s nothing to fear from a dental appointment and your distress will diminish. But for others, it can have the opposite effect: you feel more powerless and out of control, which actually increases stress and erodes self confidence
NuCalm targets the stress response at its source in the midbrain using the body’s own natural mechanisms. Because the conscious brain isn’t suppressed, you’re still fully aware and capable of taking advantage of the state of utter relaxation as you might find in meditation or in those blissful quiet moments before sleep when your stress drops away and you float alone in your thoughts.
NuCalm is a drug-free way to feel relaxed and comfortable at the dentist. Using neuroscience principles and methods, NuCalm short-circuits your body’s anxiety response so you feel deeply peaceful during your dental visit.
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