Many people consider going to the dentist among life’s most unpleasant experiences. Modern, gentle, painless dental procedures are changing that negative perception. And so are dental spa services, sometimes offered at no extra charge during your dental visit. Dentists around the globe are now incorporating spa-like services into their practices to help clients relax and enjoy the experience, and dental spa services have long been part of coming to the Brighton Dental office.
When you come to our dental spa, expect aromatherapy and a bit of pampering to help you relax before your cosmetic or restorative procedures or teeth whitening. We may offer you headphones to cover up dental noise if the sounds of dentistry bother you. And you may decide to watch a movie or whatever talk show happens to be on TV to distract you and help time pass while we do our jobs. It’s all part of our dental spa services.
Recommended By The ADA
You may be surprised to learn that the American Dental Association fully supports the idea of offering these relaxing and comforting services at our office. If you have heart concerns or stress-related anxiety issues, we offer spa-like services that are ADA-recommended to help you feel at ease. Plus, these services are designed to help you get over the anxiety of actually coming to our office. The worst possible thing is if you don’t come see us at all and let your dental health decline.
If you think about it, the idea of a spa and dentist go hand in hand. Many day spas provide teeth whitening services as well as facials and cosmetic enhancements of one kind or another. Why not get a taste of the spa experience while you’re in our office – a place you need to come regularly anyway? It just makes sense for us to make coming here as nice an experience as possible.
Acupuncture Can Play A Role
Acupuncture has been used throughout history for a number of conditions and ailments. Starting in China even before history was documented, it began with needles made of bones, stones or just about anything else sharp. Today, the process is a bit more refined.
The idea of acupuncture is that rivers or meridians of chi energy flow through your body, sometimes near the surface. When a well-trained person stimulates the points, the flow of chi can be managed, creating balance and a healthy flow of energy. Studies have demonstrated just how effective acupuncture can be, so we include in among our dental spa services.
In dentistry, acupuncture is an effective method of pain management, making it easier for some patients to tolerate unavoidable or chronic pain. This can be very important for you if you suffer from the jaw condition TMD, which can cause chronic pain. It can also help with pain after dental surgery. Additionally, acupuncture reduces anxiety in many cases. Since perhaps 20 to 30 percent of us have dental anxiety, the impact can be huge.
Because a practitioner of acupuncture must be professionally trained, we bring in acupuncturists to work in our office and sometimes prescribe visits to one of these trained professionals to help deal with chronic or post-operative pain and other conditions.
Please ask us about dental spa services, which may be available at no additional charge and could be covered by your insurance as part of your dental procedure. From anxiety counseling to aromatherapy, headphones to TV and more, we’re pleased to offer a wide range of spa-like services every day at Brighton Dental.
Visit our Dental Spa Services page to learn more, and schedule an anxiety-free, gentle-dental experience right away.