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The Bright Future of NuCalm Sedation Dentistry

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

NuCalm Brightens the Future of Sedation Dentistry

In traditional sedation dentistry, dentists use controlled substances to calm nervous patients. Fortunately, thanks to NuCalm dentists no longer need to use drugs to sedate their most anxious patients. NuCalm is a proven, safe, chemical-free, sedation-dentistry system. The dentist neither injects drugs into patients nor requires them to breath “laughing gas”. NuCalm system components consist of dietary supplements, a cranial electrical stimulation (CES) device, calming music with neuroacoustic sound, and light-blocking glasses that reduce distractions.

How NuCalm Works

At the beginning of a dental appointment, the dentist (or dental practitioner or hygienist) administers the NuCalm system through four steps:

1. The dentist gives the patient NuCalm proprietary chewable dietary supplements that contain only natural ingredients. These supplements are formulated to help the patient relax by counteracting the effects of adrenalin. A nervous person’s body produces adrenalin, which amplifies the nervousness.

2. The dentist places NuCalm microcurrent electrode patches behind the patient’s ears, connects wires from the electrodes to the CES device, and then turns it on. The low current helps the patient feel calm and happy.

3. The patient puts on NuCalm noise-cancelling headphones, and the dentist connects them to an MP3 player to play neuroacoustic software, which is mixture of soothing music and computer-generated sound. This neuroacoustic music and sound has been programmed to set the patient’s Alpha brain waves to a pre-sleep frequency, between 8Hz and 12Hz.

4. The patient puts on NuCalm light-blocking glasses, which can be either opaque or tinted. The light-blocking glasses limit visual distractions so the patient can relax more easily and completely.

The Benefits of NuCalm

The NuCalm system benefits both patients and their dentists. For example:

The near-sleep state induced by the NuCalm system keeps the patient remain calm and unafraid during a dental procedure. Therefore, the dentist can focus on the procedure without worrying about whether the patient is too nervous.

Though a patient who is in a near-sleep state can respond to a dentist’s vocal instructions, the patient otherwise ignores most of the procedure. A patient who ignores a procedure tends to worry less about it.

A fully relaxed patient is less likely to move unexpectedly. Therefore, injuries to the patient and dentist are less likely.

There is no recovery time after a procedure because the NuCalm system is drug free. Therefore the patient can drive immediately.

For many people, fear of dentistry is so intense it prevents their seeking adequate and timely treatment. People who avoid dental treatment for too long not only risk losing some or all teeth, they also risk other serious illnesses, including jaw infections and digestive disorders. Therefore, if you are fearful and reluctant, make an appointment with a dentist who uses the NuCalm sedation-dentistry system. You will find that you can experience pleasant, stress-free dentistry.

Dr. Brown Talks about LANAP on The Wellness Hour Show, hosted by Randy Alvarez

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Because so many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about LANAP PROTOCOL and the benefits to patients looking for an alternative to conventional periodontal surgery, I am enclosing a link to an interview I recently completed about this revolutionary procedure for The Wellness Hour Show, hosted by Randy Alvarez.

The presentation covers frequently asked questions about LANAP. In sprite of broad acceptance, questions about treating gum disease with a laser still remain. I am proud to have been the first to bring this technology to Philadelphia. I hope that sharing the show will answer your questions and open your eyes to the amazing possibilities of LANAP.

I encourage you to consider this unique alternative to traditional gum surgery for yourself, a close family member, or patients you know who are undergoing or have been recommended for traditional cut and sew gum surgery. The results have been extraordinary and most importantly, patients tell us they have minimal discomfort, and none of the trauma associated with traditional gum surgery.

Better yet: You can view video testimonials on our website by patients who have experienced this revolutionary approach to treating gum disease. Or, if you would like to speak to a patient, we will be happy to provide you with contact information of patients who are ecstatic with the results of their treatment.

I welcome your feedback, comments, and questions. I hope you’ll share the video with your family, friends and loved ones who might benefit from this treatment.

This therapy is truly a win/win for everyone!

 

Warm Regards,

Dr. Steven Brown

The Lowdown on Implant Supported Dentures

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Do you currently wear dentures? Are you tired of the hassle and fuss?  Would you like to eliminate denture adhesives from your life? Maybe you are considering dentures as a tooth replacement option. There is something better new denture design: implant-supported dentures.  Because they are amazingly comfortable and secure, they alleviate most of the issues that make regular dentures unacceptable. This means you spend less time worrying about your smile and more time enjoying life!
What Is It?
Implant-supported dentures are most frequently used in the lower jaw because lower dentures are much less stable. This is because the movement of the tongue displaces the denture. However, implant-supported dentures can be made to secure upper or lower dentures.
The dentures are made to look exactly like the gums of your mouth and the porcelain teeth are very cosmetically pleasing. The best part is that the dentures don’t rub, slip or become displaced when you eat or speak.
The Implant Process
Implants, used to support the denture are gently placed in the jawbone. Jawbone has NO NERVES so there is NO PAIN! The number of implants needed to support the denture varies based on individual factors. Usually two to four implants are sufficient. There is no need for an implant to replace each missing tooth.
The time frame to complete the implant process also depends on many factors.  Depending on a number of factors, the time frame from the implant process to insertion of the denture is approximately 3- 4 months. At no time will you be without teeth!
What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?
Initially you will notice first how much more stable the implant-supported denture is than a regular denture.  You will also have an easier time speaking, with less worrying about the denture coming loose and slipping out of your mouth.  You will immediately be able to eat foods that you could not eat before. Fresh, crisp apples, corn on the cob and other foods you crave will be available to you.
With upper jaw implant-supported dentures, you will also notice a much more natural feel because the denture will no longer need to cover the roof of your mouth. This results in an entirely new and improved taste and feel of your food.

Contact us today to find out more about implant-supported dentures and to schedule a consultation.