Dental Anxiety, SOLVED…

  • Over 60 million people in the US avoid dental care due to fear and anxiety
  • 82% of adults report some level of dental anxiety
  • 55% of Americans are fearful of dentistry
  • 92% of Americans say that an attractive smile is an important social asset
  • 52% of Americans are not satisfied with their smile

If this is you, we have your solution.  Introducing NuCalm:

All-Natural Relaxation

NuCalm is a patented, clinically proven, neuroscience technology designed to quickly guide you to a deeply relaxed state where your body can heal and recover. The immediate health benefits of NuCalm include:

  • Reduces stress (cortisol production)
  • Alleviates anxiety
  • Decreases pain sensitivity
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Improves immune system, heart health, and respiratory health
  • Improves attention and memory
  • Resets biological clocks
  • Increases creativity

Improving the Dental Experience

NuCalm takes the most anxious and stressed dental patient and guides them to deep relaxation.  A relaxed dental patient allows dentist and their teams to provide the best care possible.

  • Over 400,000 dental patients have experienced a relaxed dental appointment
  • 95% of patients state they would use NuCalm again
  • 98% of patients state they would recommend NuCalm to friends and family

With NuCalm, there is no risk or recovery time and patients can drive themselves to and from the appointment.

4 Simple Steps to Relaxation

  1. All-natural amino acids
  2. Microcurrent to facilitate relaxation
  3. Neuroacoustic software
  4. Eye mask or dark glasses

In a few minutes you will begin to draw deeper breaths, your body will feel heavier, and your mind will wander.  NuCalm allows you to experience a concentrated, refreshing reboot at the cellular level with minimal effect.

Our number 1 goal is to provide the best experience possible for our patients and we are so excited to be offering a solution to the dental anxiety that many of our patients feel.  If you are interested in the NuCalm experience or have questions regarding NuCalm please give us a call, we are happy to answer your questions or schedule a time for you to simply experience NuCalm for yourself.

Dr. Calleros and Dr. Moser Help Dozens In the Dominican Republic

Earlier this month Dr. Calleros and Dr. Moser traveled to the Dominican Republic for an extensive three-day extraction course. This course offered them the unique opportunity to sharpen their foundational dental skills and at the same time provide free-of-charge dental services to so many  patients in need.  The community of Santo Domingo, DR could not of asked for two better dentists to help them with their needs!

The trip would not have been complete if these two dog lovers did not take care of the dog outside of the clinic as well. They bought him food and played with him during their stay.

We are so lucky to have such caring individuals as our leaders.  They take great pride in making sure they stay at the forefront of dentistry and their skills are top-notch.

Blood Pressure and Medical History – Why we check your blood pressure and why your medical history is important.

Unknown-1One of the first things to occur at Calleros Dental when you come in for an appointment is a blood pressure check with a wrist monitor. In addition to completing a comprehensive medical history questionnaire, disclosing your daily medications and seemingly providing your entire life story in condensed form, all this health care surrounding your dental appointment may seem unnecessary.

Patients often ask us why they need to disclose this health information and sometimes feel that they can gloss over certain details, because after all, it’s just your teeth being taken care of, isn’t it?

Nothing could be further from the truth. Dental care in the office of Calleros Dental is more than superficial care and repair of the teeth. We understand how your overall health affects your dental health. Did you know that many serious health conditions first show up in your mouth?

For most healthy patients, undergoing dental work has no effect on their overall health and well-being. For patients with certain health conditions, medical histories and some medications, undergoing a dental procedure can have adverse consequences if these factors are not taken into consideration, and appropriate precautions taken prior to treatment. Since your health and safety is our primary concern, we take your medical history very seriously.

Some Common Concerns About Your Overall Health

Health conditions and medications can interfere with your regular dental care. For some patients, undergoing a dental procedure without proper preparation and precaution can be dangerous. Here are just a few examples of medical conditions which can complicate your dental care.

High Blood Pressure

We check your blood pressure when you arrive for your appointment. This may seem trivial, but did you know that an abnormal blood pressure can have serious consequences if certain dental procedures are performed on a patient with high blood pressure? Just a few complications could be excessive bleeding, dangerous continued elevation of blood pressure during treatment (increasing the risk for heart attack or stroke).  Also, beyond dental treatment we use your blood pressure reading as a screening tool to better inform you of your overall health and whether you should seek further evaluation from your primary care physician as many people are unaware of their blood pressure and what is considered normal.

Heart Problems and Heart Valve Problems

Telling us about your heart problems is important. Certain medications you may be taking can cause complications such as excessive bleeding during and after dental treatment. In addition, heart valve problems can increase your risk of experiencing a very serious heart infection called bacterial endocarditis. For patients with heart conditions, certain precautions must be taken to ensure your safety.

Joint Replacements and Implants

Having an artificial joint replacement or other implant anywhere in your body can put you at risk for infections when bacteria from your mouth enter your bloodstream during dental treatment, and settle in the artificial joint or implant. If you have any of these, be sure to tell us so precautions can be taken if needed.

Osteoporosis

Patients with osteoporosis may be taking certain medications that affect the anatomical structure of your bone tissue. Complications can occur following dental surgical procedures in some patients who are taking these medications, known as bisphosphonates. In some instances, the jaw bone might not heal properly following a tooth extraction or other surgical procedure. This can cause serious complications such as bone infection. If you are taking a medication for osteoporosis, such as Boniva, be sure to inform us.

Diabetes

Patients with diabetes, both insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent can experience difficulties with wound healing. Undergoing a surgical dental procedure can potentially result in problems with healing in patients with diabetes. Calleros Dental understands how to manage the care and treatment of patients with this condition, so be sure to include it on your medical history questionnaire.

Medication Allergies

If you are allergic to medications, foods or substances such as adhesive or latex, be sure to include that information on your medical history form so these allergens can be avoided during your treatment.

Having named just a few of the health conditions which must be addressed prior to your dental treatment, it’s easy to see how undergoing dental procedures can affect your overall health or exacerbate otherwise well-managed conditions. When completing your medical history questionnaire, remember to be thorough and complete. If changes in your medical conditions have changed since your last visit, be sure to inform us prior to treatment.

Your health and safety is important to us, and having complete medical history information about you helps us to provide you with the most comprehensive and safe dental treatment possible.

Financial Coordinator Highlight- Sandy Martinez

I Live In: El Camino Village

I’ve worked in dental field for how many years: 20 years

The thing I enjoy most about working at Calleros Dental is: It is hard for me to narrow it down…BUT, I love that we offer state-of-the art, quality dentistry and that our team gets along so well.

One interesting fact about me is: I love to walk – thanks to the motivation of Calleros Dental and our fitness challenges!

Continuing Education

The dental field is constantly evolving. In order to stay current and provide our patients with the highest quality of care, Calleros Dental takes continuing education very seriously. Both Dr. Calleros and Dr. Moser take hundreds of hours of continuing education courses a year…well beyond the required amount. The hygienist and assistants participate in various courses through out the year as well, allowing us to grow as a team. Our ongoing education ensures each of our patients has access to the latest diagnostic, preventative, and treatment methods.

Level of Care – It’s Your Choice

At Calleros Dental we welcome all patients.  Our goal is to help you take care of your teeth, smile and mouth at a level that is right for you.  We believe that it is your choice on the level of care that you want in our practice. We will help you thoroughly understand your dental choices so you can make the best decision possible. Your first choice is how you would like us to work with you. Below are the different levels of care one may be at.  When you come in for your first appointment with our office, we will review these levels of care with you to help you choose how we should start with you. It is not uncommon for people to begin at one level and progress to higher levels when they are ready. We’re here to help you discover what is right for you so your teeth, smile and mouth remain as healthy as they can be for life based on your goals.

  •   LEVEL 1: URGENT CARE

    Patients at this level choose treatment only when they experience a crisis such as pain, swelling or bleeding that requires immediate treatment. Urgent care patients are generally not focused on taking steps to ensure future urgencies do not occur. They come in when they know they have a major problem to deal with and the condition has developed to a point of urgency in order to control pain or save the tooth.

  •   LEVEL 2: REMEDIAL CARE

    Patients at this level choose treatment for obvious problems such as broken or cracked teeth, cavities, sensitivity, discomfort or concerns that are creating issues in the mouth right now. Remedial care patients are usually not focused on taking steps to prevent new concerns or improve their health over time. They only want to deal with concerns that have already developed into conditions that require treatment to remove existing disease or repair the teeth back to the most basic level of health.

  •   LEVEL 3: PROACTIVE CARE

    Patients at this level seek treatment for existing concerns just like remedial care patients, but they are also concerned about conditions that may create problems in the near future. These patients generally want to maintain the health of each tooth at a basic level so they also do what they can to prevent new concerns from developing. When treatment is recommended, proactive care patients usually prioritize their treatment to manage their costs but still take care of things soon enough so that known concerns are less likely to develop into major problems.

  •   LEVEL 4: COMPLETE DENTISTRY

    Complete dentistry patients are concerned about the current conditions in their mouth, the causes of dental disease and their long-term health. They want to know their full treatment options so they can become and remain as healthy as they can be, thereby minimizing their long-term dental costs. These patients often choose a step-by-step master plan focused on restoring their health combined with prevention and regular care to achieve steady long-term dental health and an improved appearance to their smile over time.

  •   LEVEL 5: OPTIMAL DENTISTRY

    Just like complete dentistry patients, patients at this level are focused on long-term dental health and disease prevention, but they also want their teeth and smile to look great. Patients at this level are interested in treatment options to correct all dental concerns for lifelong optimal function and appearance. For some of these patients, enhancing their appearance with a beautiful new smile is very important.

Integrated Implantology

At Calleros Dental we continually seek out ways to improve our patient’s experience.  We now can offer our patients with missing teeth a safe, streamlined implant procedure. With the use of our state-of-the-art technology, the CEREC® data is transferred and directly integrated into the 3D X-ray data, permitting the best possible positioning and alignment of the implant, abutment, and restoration. This seamless integration minimizes treatment risks and allows for precise results.
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Children Striving Together 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Calleros Dental has partnered with Children Striving Together, a non-profit organization supporting at-risk children, as a drop-off location for their 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive.  We would like to invite you to help us support CST by dropping off a new unwrapped toy for kids 2-18 by December 10.  See flyer below for more information.
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Dentist Highlight – Dr. Sally Moser

I live in: Rancho Palos Verdes.

I attended dental school at: University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

I became a dentist because: ever since I was 13 years old I knew I wanted to be a healthcare provider.  Dentistry offered me the chance to be in close relation with patients and I fell in love with the amazing development that happens every year in the dental field.

The thing I enjoy most about being a dentist is: the satisfaction of creating a beautiful smile and making an impact on my patient’s life.

I keep my passion for dentistry alive by: Continuing education is the key. Learning and exchanging new ideas from colleagues is a must in dentistry.

My best dental advice is: Your dentist and hygienist will always work together to help and educate you about your oral health.  Keeping your regular visits will allow a small problem to be detected before it becomes bigger and more extensive.