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Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030

At Rye Smiles for Life, we are excited to offer our patients NuCalm®, a safe and effective alternative to sedation dentistry methods.  NuCalm can be used to help high-risk patients who are unable to undergo other forms of sedation.   If you suffer from dental anxiety and avoid appointments because you fear the dentist, then NuCalm may be the perfect solution for you.

What Is NuCalm?

NuCalm is a revolutionary all natural (drug-free) system grounded in neuroscience technology that allows for the elimination of stress and anxiety and relaxes and refreshes you without the use of medication.  The NuCalm system naturally brings your body to a deeply relaxed state, leveraging biochemistry, neurophysiology, and physics. With NuCalm, your body and mind will relax into a pre-sleep state in which your parasympathetic nervous system dominates—allowing your body to rest and heal.

NuCalm disarms your body’s natural anxiety response and provides a positive, comfortable and stress-free dentist office experience. NuCalm helps you achieve a restful state like deep meditation. It doesn’t just work on the anxiety you’re aware of.  It also tones down unconscious responses to anxiety. Nervous sweating, flushing, and other signs of anxiety reinforce negative feelings. By helping to stop these symptoms, it keeps anxiety from feeding on itself.

How NuCalm Works

With NuCalm, four components work together to achieve a drug-free state of deep relaxation and calm. Within three to five minutes of applying the NuCalm components, you will experience the relaxation effects. NuCalm consists of:

  • A naturally derived topical cream designed to block adrenaline and create a natural relaxation response
  • Microcurrent stimulation patches behind each ear to support the relaxation response achieved through adrenaline blockage
  • Noise-dampening headphones to deliver proprietary neuroacoustic software that brings the brainwave pace to pre-sleep stages
  • Light-blocking eye masks to eliminate visual stimuli and allow for complete and total relaxation.

These four simple elements allow patients to rest in a blissful drug-free state of relaxation.  You remain aware of your surroundings while feeling entirely relaxed.  Patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment and can drive themselves to and from their appointments.

Benefits Of NuCalm

Patients can feel at ease during their entire dental experience with NuCalm and do not experience adverse side effects of drug-induced sedation. Unlike traditional sedatives, there is no downtime required after using NuCalm. You can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment.

The NuCalm system is used by many people to induce calm, improve energy, and unlock creativity.  Elite athletes are also realizing the benefits of improved performance with NuCalm.  Thousands of dental patients across the United States have tried NuCalm, and over 95% of them would use NuCalm again and recommend it to their friends and family members.    If you are one of the millions of Americans who avoid the dentist because of dental anxiety, NuCalm can help you experience an anxiety-free dental visit.

Many people feeling energized after NuCalm treatments. They often feel a burst of creativity. And many people find they sleep better at night after using NuCalm. That’s because NuCalm is about more than just treating anxiety–it’s about finding calm.

Dr. Rye is a Certified NuCalm provider.  During your initial consultation with Dr. Rye we can help you determine if NuCalm or another form of gentle sedation will best meet your particular needs.  Call Rye Smiles for Life today at (703) 565-2503 to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Rye and experience the relaxing dental treatment you deserve with NuCalm.

We serve patients throughout Fairfax, Annandale, Arlington, Centerville, Oakton, Vienna, and Northern Virginia. We look forward to welcoming you to our office.

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