This review is for Nikki, my dental hygienist that did such a super star job cleaning my mouth full of teeth today! I hadn’t had a cleaning in so long, I can’t remember the last time! I had exams with a handful of dentists and ended up running away because I felt like I was being fear sold and pressured into their work. I certainly know that having all my wisdom teeth and not having a cleaning for many years puts me in a position to be upsold. Feeling this way, made me lack trust or support for the way those dentists run their business and I didn’t want to feel like a cow, being over treated, the same cookie cutter treatment as the rest of the herd.
The staff at Moonlight Beach Dental are so intuitive and sensitive, professional, sweet and they work to inform you about what decisions you can make to better your dental health. I am a massage therapist that manages my health free of antibiotics or other medications, and promotes self healing and natural health as much as possible, when it’s possible. The technology is impressive that they use here, they offer great products such as this mineral paste I can use every night to strengthen the decay areas. Never seen that before but it makes sense!
I had to separate my cleaning to 2 sessions. I could tell that Nikki knew exactly what to do kind of like when I massage and even though there was a lot of sensitivity, she used some numbing gel to help me get past those areas. I don’t recall any other dentist using that on me before! After the first visit, I continued caring for my teeth at home and by the second visit, she could have taken a jack hammer to my gums and teeth! It didn’t hurt at all, that is how much my gums had healed from the visit just 3 days before!
The last dentist I visited refused to clean my teeth unless it was a deep clean so I walked out!
Sure that guy took my insurance, but I would pay a premium to know that my dentist wasn’t exposing me to excessive treatments and medications and helping me manage my own dental health. And I can’t wait to go back for my cleaning in six months!
I go back for quadrant series of filings! Yay! I can actually say I look forward to it! Although I haven’t sat in the chair with my Dr. Godes yet, she manages health in a way that aligns with mine and I know she is going to great. She offers the Ozone treatment for fillings that kill the bacteria in the tooth so that it doesn’t leach into your bloodstream. Refreshing to find a dentist like her!