Dental Anxiety

Why Modern Medicine Is So Stressful

People have likely always been afraid of the doctor to some extent. Doctors are associated with illness and death, so some level of anxiety is natural. But modern medicine is more stressful than it needs to be. Many people are terrified of going to the doctor or dentist. That’s why working with a [link id='31' [...]

Can Dentists Smell Your Fear?

There are lots of good reasons to control your dental anxiety when you see the dentist. It makes for a more pleasant experience, can help you get numb more easily, lets you avoid muscle tension and gagging. But new research shows another reason why you should control your dental anxiety: your dentist can actually smell [...]

Why You Should Choose a NuCalm Doctor

NuCalm is an amazing benefit to have at your doctor or dentist’s office. It offers many benefits to you, such as the potential for increased healing, better rest, and, of course, less anxiety during your visits. But beyond the benefits of NuCalm itself, the presence of NuCalm at a [...]

6 Reasons to Switch from Sedation Dentistry to NuCalm

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you might have been relying on sedation dentistry just to get your dental work done. It works, but it’s certainly not ideal. You’ll probably be delighted to know that there is a drug-free alternative to sedation dentistry, one that is certainly ideal. Here are six ways [...]

The Most Anxiety-Inducing Dental Procedures

Dental anxiety is very common, and it can have the negative consequence of causing people to avoid getting needed dental care, which leads to poorer oral health. To understand how best to help patients overcome dental anxiety, it’s important to understand which procedures cause patients the most anxiety. We [...]

Why NuCalm Is Better Than Just Music for Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a common problem in the US. About 80% of Americans experience some degree of dental anxiety, from just tensing up in the chair to actually avoiding dental visits. Even with relatively mild anxiety, dental visits can become a very unpleasant experience. To try to help people have a more pleasant experience, many [...]

How Do We Measure Dental Anxiety?

It may be easy for you to say that you’re anxious about visiting the dentist, but it might be hard to say exactly how anxious you feel. And if you and your dentist can’t figure out how anxious you feel, they may have trouble recommending the right response to your anxiety. Do you need sedation? [...]

5 Pathways of Your Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can be really hard to deal with. It can lead to numerous problems and make your regular dental visits uncomfortable, to say the least. And for some people, it makes getting dental care nearly impossible--whether needed or not! Your oral health can suffer. These effects of dental anxiety are well [...]

Basic Anxiety Advice Highlights the Power of NuCalm

If you’re going into an anxious situation, there’re many basic pieces of advice you’re likely to receive. Most of it seems like common sense, but there’s only one problem: you can’t. When anxiety kicks in, it can be hard to do the things we know will relax us. And that’s what makes NuCalm so powerful: [...]