At Dental Excellence of Blue Bell, we are always looking for ways to improve your experience, even if you have dental anxiety. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce NuCalm, a drug-free way to help your body relax during your dental appointments, whether it’s a routine cleaning or a dental crown.

woman with her eyes closed, relaxing with her hands placed behind her head

Four Steps to Relaxation

NuCalm doesn’t use drugs to calm your anxiety. Sedation dentistry is very effective, but it does have side effects and many people would like a drug-free approach to getting relaxation at the dentist’s office. NuCalm uses an advanced understanding of how and why your brain generates stress to encourage calmness.

Natural supplements are used to short-circuit the chemical portion of your body’s stress response. These are all-natural amino acids that interrupt the adrenaline response and encourage your body to relax, especially your brain. These consist of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and are generally recognized as safe by the FDA.
Since your brain is also electrical, NuCalm uses electrical techniques to help calm you. CES (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) is used to help your body take up the GABA and enter a relaxed state. CES has been FDA cleared for use in treating patients with depression, insomnia, and anxiety.

With your brain beginning to experience the effects of GABA, we utilize neuroacoustic software to further put your brain at ease. This software plays sound waves of different frequencies in your ears, embedded in pleasant music. To reconcile the two frequencies, your brain waves have to match the difference. This puts your brain waves at the frequency it achieves during the first, light stage of sleep.

Finally, light-blocking glasses or an eye mask are used to block out the bright lights of the dental office.

As a result of these four techniques, the brain enters a very relaxed state.

How Well NuCalm Works

NuCalm systemDr. Siegel tried NuCalm himself, and was amazed at how relaxed it made him feel. But you don’t have to take our word for it, as there’s a lot of data supporting the effectiveness of NuCalm. In clinical trials, the satisfaction rate with NuCalm was 95%.

By helping you relax without drugs, NuCalm makes it even more convenient to get your dental procedures. You can drive to and from your appointment and there’re no dangerous drug side effects or risk of addiction. It’s just a natural way to feel as relaxed in the dental chair as you do in your bed at home.

To learn more about this exciting new technology for relaxation dentistry in Philadelphia, please call (610) 272-0828 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.