Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I love going to the dentist. Seriously.

A couple of years back a friend of mine from work introduced me to a place that changed my world - the Sugarhouse Dental Spa.  I was skeptical of course.  Who would think to combine a spa with a dentist's office?  Well, apparently Dr. Graham did and now I'm never going back.

This morning when I went in for my semi-annual cleaning I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist who was surrounded by scented candles and loud (but mellow) music.  Then they offered me a drink (I took water, but they have all kinds of options) and took me back to the waiting room.  In the waiting room you wait by relaxing in a massage chair.  It's fantastic.  Almost makes you wish there was a long wait, but I've never sat there for more than 5 or 10 minutes.  Then a guy named Sam came in and put my hands in paraffin wax treatment gloves and took me back to the actual cleaning room.  While it does still look like a dentist's office since they have the big chairs, lights and scary instruments, it's way less clinical than most offices.  The staff wear jeans and t-shirts and are all very laid back.  Anyway, Sam proceeded by giving me an aromatherapy "balancing treatment" which consisted of a massage of some peppermint stuff into my temples and putting a cool eye mask on my eyes.  That part of the visit was new this time and I must say I enjoyed it thoroughly

The hygienist came in next.  Her name is Becky and even though she only sees me twice a year she remembers me and asks me about my kids.  She remembers that I have wimpy jaw and is great about letting me relax it when necessary.  She did an awesome job cleaning my teeth and was so quick I couldn't even complain.

Dr. Graham is ridiculously cool and is also a great dentist.  I've gone to dentists in the past and felt like I was probably be paying for their boat.  Dr. Graham just checks everything out, makes sure I'm feeling OK and sends me on my way.

I should probably interject here that I've never actually had a cavity.  I go to the dentist 2 times per year to have my teeth cleaned and examined, however I'm pretty sure if I had to have anything else done I would mind a whole lot less when the visit started in a massage chair.  Thanks Dad for the good genes.

Anyway, to finish off the whole visit Sam came back and gave me a face and neck massage.  It was fabulous.  I think Sam is new, because this was the first time I've met him.  He's a keeper.

So, I know what you're thinking...how much extra does this all cost?  Nothing.  For all financial intents and purposes they are a regular dentist's office.  Your dental insurance will never know about the cushy treatment you got.  And why should they?  It's your mouth.

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial.  It's really not.  I just can't figure out why you wouldn't go there if you could.


Kristina P. said...

WHAT?!?!?!?! I love my dentist, well, as much as I, 12 million cavity Kristina could, but this is amazing.

I am signing up. No joke.

Natalie said...

You should! It's really that good.

brighton said...

Color me jealous! Wow. Makes me want to drive all the way to Sugarhouse! :)