There are many dental practices out there that advertise their “spa-like atmosphere.” They emphasize amenities like an attractive, comfortable waiting room, beverages like coffee, tea, water, even soda, and sometimes fresh-baked cookies. They will talk about hand treatments, blankets, music, and TVs. Sometimes they will advertise aromatherapy and they may even offer some spa procedures.

While there’s nothing wrong with any of these things, and we do many of them here, they fail to address the most important difference between a dentist’s office and a spa: one is truly stressful. You go to a spa to be pampered, while you go to a dentist’s office to be examined and/or treated.

The Dentist Experience Needs to Be Stressful

Blue Bell Dentist Dr. Siegel

And as much as we want to make our patients comfortable, we would be doing them a disservice if we didn’t do the things necessary for a thorough exam. You need to lie back and open your mouth. We need to literally get “in your face,” and we need to have bright light so we can see what we’re doing. We may need to put instruments in your mouth.

These things are inherently stressful, so it’s natural that you might feel stressed in response. This isn’t unusual, and it’s not anything for you to be ashamed of. But with NuCalm, we can eliminate the stress without affecting any of the things we have to do during your dental visit.

But You Don’t Need to Be Stressed

With NuCalm, we can sidestep your body’s natural stress response. Instead of allowing your body to respond to stress, we can entrain your brainwaves to enter a restful state and stay there until we have finished your procedure. This isn’t like sedation dentistry where your conscious mind is impaired, you are made less aware of your surroundings, and your memory is hampered. It’s more like meditation, where your brain enters a state similar to the first stage of sleep, where you’re just drifting off. You may have visions. You may think creative thoughts. You may just be at peace.

This isn’t just a way to make dental anxiety go away, it’s a way to turn your dental visit into a truly positive and inspirational experience. NuCalm’s advocates include motivational speaker Tony Robbins, who uses it as part of his daily energizing routine.

So if you are looking for a dental practice in Philadelphia that has found the secret to making a truly “spa-like” dental experience that is relaxing and energizing, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.