Going to the dentist can be a very stressful and uncomfortable situation for many. According to researchers, anywhere between 50-80% of adults have some form of dental anxiety. There are a number of people who need to prepare themselves mentally for weeks leading up to their next dental checkup. Others need to be sedated just to get a routine filling or teeth cleaning. On the contrary, there is good news! There are new, modern treatments that help alleviate these negative emotions while sitting in the dentist’s office. One type of anti-anxiety treatment that is becoming more popular with oral healthcare providers is called NuCalm. In this blog, I will go over using the NuCalm system and why it’s so effective in eliminating dental anxiety.
What is NuCalm and how can it alleviate dental anxiety?
NuCalm is a revolutionary, safe and proven system that quickly relaxes you into the beginning stages of sleep without using narcotics or controlled substances. Designed by neuroscientist Dr. Blake Holloway, NuCalm was created as a way to treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. The NuCalm system works by using biochemistry, physics and neurophysiology to rapidly and reliably relax brain and body function. With NuCalm, you will feel the same way they do when they are about to fall asleep. This form of treatment ensures you feel this way throughout the entire dental procedure. NuCalm is safe and has zero side effects, no recuperative time and no impairment. Deep relaxation is achieved through four simple steps:
Step 1: A fragrant cream containing a proprietary formulation of nutraceuticals responsible for rapidly creating a natural relaxation response is applied.
Step 2: FDA-cleared microcurrent stimulation patches are placed behind the ear to help facilitate the relaxation response.
Step 3: Noise-dampening headphones playing relaxing music will help bring your brain wave pace to the pre-sleep stages. Deep relaxation will follow.
Step 4: Black-out mask or glasses to remove visual stimuli and help maintain relaxation are worn.
Who can use NuCalm?
The NuCalm system isn’t just used strictly for oral care providers. It can be used to help you fall asleep at night, alleviate stress before a big event, cure hangovers, recover from jet lag and more. High performance athletes as well individuals who work in high-pressure situations can also used this type of treatment for mind/body restoration. Additionally, NuCalm has been known to help reduce the daily damage of oxidative stress on the body, which makes us age faster and cause deterioration.
With modern anti-anxiety treatments such as these available to the public, it is making trips to the dentist much more tolerable. For those that are still not sold on NuCalm, consider meditating before your next check-up. This will help put your mind at ease before sitting in the dentist chair for an extending period of time. Talk to your dentist about your dental anxiety and see if there is anything they can do to make your experience more comfortable and relaxing.