Mindful Dentistry to Calm and Reduce Patient's Stress, Spearheaded in Australia by Beacon Cove Dental

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Beacon Cove Dental, the top dentists in Port Melbourne, now provides mindful dentistry in order to calm the patient and to reduce their stress and fear. Special techniques are applied; such as yogic breathing, meditation for mindfulness and the Alexander Technique for posture and jaw alignment.

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Dr. Fern White, Principal Dentist

’Dentistry with Heart’ is our philosophy towards everything we do, it talks to our quality of treatment and our approach towards care, compassion and overall health.

Visiting the dentist can be a traumatic experience for anyone. Beacon Cove Dental is now the pioneer in mindful dentistry in Australia; applying proven techniques to calm their patients and reduce stress.

These special nurturing techniques include yoga (for breathing), Alexander Technique (for posture and jaw alignment), meditation (to calm the body), visualisation, and mindfulness. Dr. Fern White, principal dentist at Beacon Cove Dental, monitors the patient's stress levels in the chair and allows them to take the time to become more relaxed. The whole experience is focused around creating and maintaining a strong human connection, to ensure that patients feel safe and are in a state of calm.

This is definitely a women-centred approach to medicine and treatment; ensuring more time is dedicated to understand the whole person and their overall needs to get to the root cause of what’s affecting their lifestyles and ultimately, their dental conditions. Research has shown there is a systemic connection between heart disease, stress and inflammation in the body; symptoms showing up in the mouth early in the process are key signs something could be wrong elsewhere in the body. This can only be detected with thorough examination and periodontal charting (depth of gum tissue attachment to each tooth).

At Beacon Cove Dental, they don't just treat the tooth, they treat the person; therefore keeping the systemic connection in mind during each appointment. By using state-of-the-art technology, they’re able to monitor results as well as measure the patients’ levels of stress and/or inflammation accurately. Dr. Fern White explains “’Dentistry with Heart’ is our philosophy towards everything we do, it talks to our quality of treatment and our approach towards care, compassion and overall health.”

Clients have been pleasantly surprised with Fern’s innovative calming practices and overall mindful experience received at Beacon Cove Dental. A recent testimonial by client Iain describes his positive experience: “I don't think I have ever felt so welcomed by a dental health care team. I don't think a receptionist has ever introduced themselves and shaken my hand before. Everyone was exceptional, to a level I did not really think existed in private practices. The time taken to get to know me was really unexpected and the level of detail to help me understand my dental needs was informative and helpful. I think this is the most professional, genuinely friendly and empathetic customer service I've ever experienced. I believe you are exemplars of how it should be done.."

To read more about the Beacon Cove Dental’s leading nurturing and to arrange an appointment, visit http://www.beaconcovedental.com.au/.

About Beacon Cove Dental

Beacon Cove Dental believes oral health is a critical part of overall health and that accessing state of the art dental treatments should be simple and easy for everyone.

Furthermore, Beacon Cove Dental feels that their clients should have full control of their dental treatment and be active in its planning. The all-female team of practitioners and assistants believe in treating the whole person rather than just their mouth. In spending the time working together with patients, their dental goals are achieved.

Beacon Cove Dental is also active in creating a completely environmentally sustainable and 100% Green Powered practice.

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