In an ideal world, a visit to the dentist wouldn’t be seen as a necessary evil, it would be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience that you were looking forward to. Well get ready to enter the ideal world with NuCalm–an exciting new technology that can help you relax during your dental visit without the use of drugs. Whether you have dental anxiety or are just looking for a better experience at the dentist, NuCalm is a great innovation to try.
Benefits of NuCalm
It uses some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience to use the brain’s own mechanisms to bypass your stress response and help you achieve a deep, relaxed state whether you’re getting a dental checkup or advanced restorative or cosmetic dentistry. Some of the benefits of NuCalm include:
- Overcoming dental anxiety
- Greater comfort at the dentist office
- Reduced need for local anesthesia
- Reduced tendency to gag
- Achieving a meditation-like state
- Only five minutes to take effect
- Remaining relaxed during your entire procedure
The extent to which you can overcome dental anxiety with NuCalm depends on the level of your anxiety and your susceptibility. Although it works for about 95% of patients, it’s not always a good alternative to sedation dentistry if you have high levels of anxiety.
However, NuCalm can offer additional benefits for some people. These may include:
- Increased energy
- Increased creativity
- Greater focus
- Reduced sleep problems
Although we can’t guarantee you’ll enjoy these additional benefits, some people seek out NuCalm just for these reasons. For example, motivational speaker Tony Robbins uses NuCalm to maintain his energy during his grueling touring schedule.
How Does NuCalm Work?
NuCalm uses no drugs. Instead, it takes advantage of our understanding of the brain’s functions to regulate your stress response and create a relaxed state. NuCalm is the only technology that has been granted a patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.” The autonomic nervous system controls many involuntary body functions, including your stress response and your heart rate.
NuCalm utilizes four key steps to help your body achieve a relaxed state. First, we supplement your body with the hormone your body uses to encourage sleep, gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which can be delivered as a chewable tablet or as a skin cream.
In stressful or alert situations, your body is designed to ignore GABA, but we overcome this with a technology that’s been FDA-cleared to treat insomnia and anxiety. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) uses a gentle electric current to open up your brain’s GABA receptors. The electrodes are attached to the head behind the ears.
Once the body has been made receptive to GABA, it’s time to calm your brainwave activity. NuCalm achieves this with neuroacoustic software. You put on headphones that play music, but embedded in the music are two different beats--one in each ear--and when your brain tries to reconcile them, it is induced to achieve an alpha wave state. Alpha waves naturally occur just at the edge of sleep or when people achieve a deeply meditative state.
Once your brain is in the relaxation zone, we put on a light-blocking mask that keeps out disruptive light.
All this takes just a few minutes, and you’ll be completely relaxed in about five minutes.
It’s important to note that you won’t be asleep--you’ll be awake, just drifting at the edge of sleep. You might feel weightless, and your mind will likely wander. Time will pass quickly.
Is NuCalm Safe?
It is very safe. Over 500,000 NuCalm procedures have been performed, and not a single adverse event has been reported. With this natural, drug-free approach to relaxation, there is very little risk.
Do you want to learn what NuCalm makes a dental visit feel like? Please call (914) 332-4402 for an appointment with a Westchester County dentist at Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown.