What is “Shame Free Dentistry” and why do we practice it?
Have you ever found yourself putting off a dentist appointment because you were afraid of being judged by the state of your teeth? Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve received any treatment, and you’re embarrassed for anyone to know? Unfortunately, those are common fears associated with the dentist’s office, but we’re here to flip the script. Norge Dental Center is a shame-free, judgment-free zone!
No matter how long it’s been, our goal is to help you regain and maintain optimum oral health. Good oral health not only improves your overall quality of life, but it also reduces your risk for heart disease. Even the office of the Surgeon General (part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has emphasized the importance of oral health, sharing that the “mouth is the center of vital tissues and functions that are critical to total health and well-being across the lifespan.” Taking care of your oral health is taking care of your body, too.
It’s important to visit the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. But exactly how often should you go? There’s no one size fits all answer in terms of treatment, but we recommend a cleaning two times each year.
The best time to get that first cleaning is right now. You’ll find that we don’t judge based on what your care has looked like in the past. We’re here to help get you back on track so you can feel confident in your smile again, live your best life without oral pain or discomfort and actually enjoy a dentist appointment for once.
How do we do this?
We understand that dental anxiety is REAL, so we take extra special care to ensure all of your concerns are addressed before we begin any treatment. You won’t say “ahhh” before we hear your story first. The experience we provide at Norge is unlike anything else. From our lavender scented eye shades to the soothing music we provide, you might find yourself questioning whether you’re at the dentist’s office or at the spa. We even offer conscious sedation for those with higher levels of anxiety to ensure you’re comfortable during your cosmetic or restorative treatment.
Sound like something you’d like to experience for yourself? Call our office directly at (757) 941-7682 to book your FREE Smile Consultation. This 30 minute consultation gives you a chance to speak freely with one of our knowledgeable dentists about your concerns, expectations and hopes. We can share some remarkable before and after photos with you, and and you will receive up-front pricing information based on the recommended treatment plan. Once you and your dentist agree on a plan, you can get started immediately (or feel free to get a second opinion). You’re under zero obligation. Experience the difference at Norge Dental Center for yourself, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, brighter smile in no time.