What is this New All Natural Technology designed to make your dental appointment completely comfortable and relaxing? It is called "Nu Calm".
NuCalm is a revolutionary technology proven to naturally relax the body without drugs. We at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry have recently integrated this technology into our practice and are very excited about how it is helping our patients overcome dental anxiety and other unpleasant feelings often accompanied with dental treatment.
This technology is all natural, drug free, has no side effects or recovery time. NuCalm relaxed you within minutes and provides a comfortable dental experience by mimicking the natural communication process of readying the body for sleep. NuCalm provides the same deep relaxation every person feels moments before they fall asleep.
95% of NuCalm patients say they would use it again, and 98% would recommended NuCalm to their friends.
So, how does it work?
NuCalm helps the brain relax. It starts by chewing tablets that contain naturally occurring neurotransmitters that are dominant in the brain just before people fall asleep. These neurotransmitters are really just amino acids that your body already naturally produces. The tablets include structures, nutrient-sourced building blocks that rapidly enter the brain and convert to powerful messengers that suppress anxiety and create relaxation.
The main ingredient in the chewable tablets is GABA (gamma amino-butyric acid), which is the only neurotransmitter that can cross the blood-brain barrier when administered orally, thus the impact is immediate. The GABA-A and GABA-B receptor sites are responsible for calming the brain, but only GABA is the body's natural pathway for relaxation and does NOT produce any side effects.
NuCalm also uses a Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device. This Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device (CES) is an FDA-cleared device used to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and has been used for over 45 years. It sounds a little strange and scary but all it consists of are two small pads that go behind your ears and send through a little electrical pulse or signal. You can't even feel it!
Next is neuroacoustic software that leverages binaural beat and frequency-following-response technology to get the brain waves to the Alpha stage of sleep. In essence we put a set of very comfortable headphones on and you listen to some soft classical music that was designed to cover almost everyone's tastes. This in itself is very relaxing.
Then NuCalm adds the use of blackout glasses to mitigate stimulation through the visual cortex. This keeps that pesky dental light from getting into your eyes and disturbing this relaxing experience.
How long does it take NuCalm to take effect?
NuCalm takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes to administer the four steps and you will experience deep relaxatioon within 3-5 minutes.
Can I eat before NuCalm?
It is recommended, but not necessary, for patients to eat or drink before experiencing NuCalm.
Are there any side effects with NuCalm?
NuCalm simply mimics the body's natural communication pathways to prepare the body for sleep. Everyone sleeps, and you cannot become addicted to sleep, so it deos not harm. NuCalm creates a neurological "reboo" that typically helps people sleep better and manage stress better for several days following their NuCalm experience. Your central nervous system has not been compromised so the body doesn't need to recover from major sedation, which often takes more energy than recovering from the specific dental procedure.
How do you feel after experiencing NuCalm?
Your muscle tension and stress areas feel more relaxed. You feel refreshed and rejuvenated and often will sleep better for several days after your NuCalm experience.
For more information about NuCalm, visit your Charlotte cosmetic dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry. We are currently the ONLY providers of this technology in the Charlotte region.