Natural Smiles • Aug 07, 2017
Let’s face it: few of us look forward to a stint in the dentist’s chair. It’s just not fun. The drilling, the hands in the mouth, the needles (*shudder*). Need I go on?
But I bet you do look forward to a day at the spa, if you are lucky enough to have the time and resources for such a luxury.
What if I told you we’ve been able to combine superior dental care with spa-like amenities? Doesn’t that make the idea of visiting the dentist a little more appealing? If you live in the Louisville, KY area and suffer from dental anxiety — or just want a more pleasant dental experience — call Natural Smiles at (502) 414-0146 to schedule your first appointment with Dental Zen.
Dental Anxiety Is Powerful
Maybe you’ve had frightening experiences with dentists in the past. Maybe you don’t like the cold, clinical feel of typical dental offices. Whatever the “root” (pun totally intended) of your dental fear, you are not alone. According to a study by the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, up to 20% of Americans go to the dentist only when absolutely necessary because of their anxiety. Another 5% to 8% avoid the dentist to a lesser extent. The very fact that there is such a thing as the Dental Fears Research Clinic says volumes about the pervasiveness of this problem!
And it is a problem. If you visit the dentist only when forced to by pain or an issue with your teeth, you will likely require more invasive and potentially uncomfortable procedures. Thus, you risk perpetuating the cycle of dental anxiety and infrequent dental visits.
At Natural Smiles, we will put you at ease and change your idea of what a dental visit can be. We are a full-service dental practice, offering a wide range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Gill combines unmatched technical skills, a commitment to continuing education and learning the latest techniques, and a patient and reassuring chair-side manner. We are the cure for your dental anxiety.
Dental Zen Is Transformative
Walk into our office, and you will feel like you are walking into the waiting room of a spa. The colors are soothing blues and greens; the vibe is modern, warm, and welcoming. You will be greeted with a handshake by one of our friendly staff members before you make yourself comfortable in our cozy reception area. Don’t you feel your anxiety slipping away already?
The relaxing dental zen experience continues once you are called back for your appointment. We have several amenities that make us stand out from the dentists you may have visited in the past.
I think we’ve all had the experience of going to a medical or dental appointment and shivering through the whole thing because the examination room was so cold. That will not happen at Natural Smiles. If you are chilly, we have blankets, heated neck pillows, and cozy mittens available for your use. You may also warm up with hot tea or coffee, or rehydrate with juice or spring water.
It’s difficult to not think about what’s going on in your mouth if you have nothing with which to distract yourself. That’s why we offer our patients noise-cancelling headphones. Use them to listen to a playlist of your choice or watch a favorite TV show or movie on an overhead TV.
Aromatherapy stimulates the senses and can help with relaxation. At Natural Smiles, we offer herb-scented neck pillows to calm your nerves during your procedure. Before you leave, a fragrant hot towel for your face and hands will refresh and revive you.
Of course, we understand that if you suffer severe dental anxiety, mental distractions and aromatherapy may not be enough to ease your nerves. So we offer nitrous oxide sedation for an extra level of comfort. This totally safe gas is delivered through a mask placed over the nose. It will not put you to sleep, but will make you more relaxed while you breathe it in. The effects wear off as soon as the mask is removed.
Discover a different sort of dentist. One who takes care of your soul as much as she does your smile. Call Natural Smiles of Louisville, KY at (502) 414-0146. Or contact us online through our web form.