Nucalm: A Biomimetic Approach to Relaxation Dentistry
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
There are many important biomimetic technologies in use in dentistry and in other industries, but one that many people don’t know about is NuCalm. NuCalm can help people who are anxious about dental visits to feel relaxed in the dental chair.
Unlike drug-based sedation dentistry, NuCalm lets us help you relax in a natural way. It uses neuroscience to mimic your body’s natural relaxation mechanisms so you can be yourself, but calm, at the dentist’s office. It’s part of Dr. Kent E. White’s commitment to natural dentistry and advanced technology.
Anxiety at the Dentist Is Natural
It’s important to acknowledge that dental anxiety isn’t unjustified. In some ways, it’s your body’s natural response to the situation you find yourself in at the dentist’s office. You don’t have to have a strong dental anxiety to feel nervous at the dentist’s office.
After all, when you’re at the dentist, you’re in a vulnerable position (reclined) while the dentist leans over you, violating your personal space. Then they violate your space even more by reaching in your mouth. To make it worse, they’re shining a bright light in your face.
All of these aspects of the situation can trigger anxiety, no matter who you are.
Shutting Down Your Body’s Anxiety Response
So if feeling anxiety at the dentist is a natural response, why would we want to suppress it unnaturally? Instead, enter NuCalm, which uses your body’s natural mechanisms to stop your body’s anxiety response.
NuCalm is the only technology that’s been successfully patented to control your body’s autonomic nervous system, also known as your involuntary nervous system. This controls many of your body’s natural functions, including the stress response.
So how does NuCalm achieve this effect? It uses four basic techniques that taps into your body’s natural relaxation mechanisms.
First, we supply you with GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), a natural neurotransmitter that your body uses to prepare your brain for sleep .
Then we use a gentle electric stimulation, called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to help you calm down. CES has been used for decades to treat insomnia and anxiety. It’s a safe, effective, noninvasive treatment that works with the other components of NuCalm to control your anxiety.
But one of the most important aspects of NuCalm is its bioacoustic software. You know that fast music can energize you, while slow music can calm you down. That’s a basic version of your brain’s following response, where the frequency of your brain emulates sounds it hears. The bioacoustic software is programmed to enhance this response and put your brain in a relaxed thought pattern.
Finally, a simple face mask blocks out stressful light, which can interfere with your body’s mechanisms for resting.
For about 95% of people, NuCalm can achieve a relaxed state, similar to deep meditation, in about five minutes.
Try a More Natural Approach to Relaxation
If you have trouble with anxiety at the dentist’s office, but don’t like getting drugged up just for a dental visit, NuCalm may be just what you’re looking for. To learn whether NuCalm is right for you, please call (615) 383-6787 today for an appointment with relaxation dentist Dr. White at the Center for Advanced Dentistry.