Academy Dental is a warm, inviting, SPA-themed dentist facility in Hamilton, and is rated as one of the best places for dental treatment by Hulafrog. Dr. Navleen Thind, D.D.S. is a trusted dentist who practices adults’ and kids’ dentistry. Today, Dr. Thind is sharing her top secrets to help you live a pain-free and dental fear-free life.

Almost 50% of Americans have some fear of the dentist. This fear is a learned response from previous experiences, and can be quickly unlearned by choosing a dentist who practices pain-free dentistry. Dr. Thind’s office is designed with upscale décor — encompassing many of the relaxing features like custom waterfalls in each room, and a meditation room where patients can reach their ZEN state before getting treatment. One of her patients writes, “If you are like me and fear a trip to the dentist, then this is the place for you! The office is designed like a day spa. You can’t help but feel relaxed and Dr. Thind is extremely gentle and kind.”

Today, Dr. Thind shares her top four secrets that shall help you end your dental fears and provide you with tips to start your journey towards a healthy/pain-free living:

1. SECRET 1 (FUNDAMENTALS): While your dentist and their team should be an integral part of helping you relax, choosing the right dentist office that is designed specifically to enhance your sense of relaxation can, oftentimes, be most important. Offices with a high volume of patients per hour often lack a holistic wellness-oriented practice philosophy. In designing her Hamilton practice, Dr. Thind worked tirelessly with her interior design and architectural teams to ensure patients are transported to an oasis of happiness as they enter the facility. Patients love the finer details like warm refreshing towelettes, organic chapsticks, SPA music and plush furniture — but Dr. Thind believes the ultimate treat her patients receive is the ‘blue cloud’ ceiling that melts any anxiety and makes the treatment go very smoothly.

2. SECRET 2 (COMMUNICATION): The key concern many patients have is being able to explain their real fears to the dentist. Dr. Thind recommends speaking to your dentist the next time you visit, because once the dentist knows what your fears are, he/she will be able to determine the best ways to make the treatment convenient and pain-free. Taking action is key, and if your dentist doesn’t understand your fears well, or is too busy to spend the time during your visit, it is time to find another dentist.

Dr. Thind works with her patients and establishes clear communication with them to make them feel comfortable for their treatment. She recommends using signals, like raising their hand to get her attention during treatment, etc. — and her patients love the personal attention they receive while at her office. One of Dr. Thind’s patients says, “Everyone was very kind and professional. I immediately felt at ease. I wasn’t rushed and I felt Dr. Thind listened to my concerns and came up with a treatment plan I was very happy with.”

3. SECRET 3 (UNKNOWN FEAR): Many patients procrastinate treatment due to their fear of being unable to afford dental treatment. If your dentist is not flexible about making payment arrangements to suit your needs, it may be time to ask your friends/family about other dentists who may be able to offer more choices. Academy Dental is always ready to help patients, and Dr. Thind, being an active community supporter, offers complimentary exams for those in need. As a special holiday offer: Accept this Special Invitation … Try our office now and, until December 31, get a Comprehensive New Patient Exam, X-Rays and more, for just $44. Over 85% off!

4. SECRET 4 (PEACE OF MIND): Dental checkup visits are key and can help detect problems early so they can be addressed. However, due to fear and anxiety of visiting the dentist, many patients just procrastinate and never pick up the phone to make their dental appointment. Dr. Thind believes that routine dental checkups will not only allow a family to stay healthy, but also drastically reduce the chances of dental pain at an odd hour. Selection of the dentist can also help reduce anxiety around this — ask your dentist today if they are available to help if you need them on a Sunday, a long weekend, or at an odd hour. Peace of mind that your dentist is with you when you need them the most can strengthen the trust and calm your anxieties.

Academy Dental is open Saturday and Sunday, and provides 24-hour emergency on-call consult to all their patients.

Academy Dental, 731 Route 33, Hamilton. 609-256-6202.

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