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One of the great things about dentistry is being able to enhance patient’s lives so significantly. Allowing people to look better, smile more readily, be free of pain, chew and function normally, live longer and have nice fresh breath for speaking and kissing are just a few of the things we do to improve the lives of everyone we touch. Even the most basic dental procedures are incredibly important – without good dental hygiene and regular cleanings millions more teeth would be lost every year. We hope you enjoy our blog and find the information within useful and sometimes even entertaining.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Treat Yourself to the Benefits of a Paraffin Hand Treatment

A visit to the dentist… What better time to get a paraffin treatment?

With summer here, we are starting to enjoy our beautiful gardens and fun outdoor activities with family and friends. Unfortunately, working to beautify the garden and basking in the warm, dry air also means we're likely to be experiencing dry skin.
Contrary to what some may think, paraffin wax treatments are not just for prettifying hands. They also offer many health benefits.

Heat Therapy
The wax used in paraffin treatments is a soft type which melts without burning the skin. When the melted wax is applied to the hands, the gentle and even heat increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles. The result is relief from joint stiffness and pain, as well as increased range of motion. This is an effective therapy if you suffer from ailments like arthritis or tendonitis, or if you've overworked your hands, leading to soreness and fatigue.
Skin Softening and Rejuvenation
During the heat of the summer months, our skin is prone to drying out. Paraffin treatments help prevent this by opening up the pores and allowing the moisturizers to work their magic. Dead cells are removed when wax is peeled off leaving softer, touchable and more comfortable skin.
This is not often a word associated with a visit to the dental office. Another, often overlooked benefit of a paraffin treatment is aromatherapy. Essential oils present in the paraffin add to the overall relaxing experience.
Here are some of the great things our patients have had to say since we have introduced this service…
"I have always received excellent dental care with Dr. Burry and his experienced professional staff. The atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming and treatment is always done with care and consideration for my comfort. Also I received a hand wax treatment...what a delightful soothing extra!" – Anne D.
"This is practice provides amazing service and care. I feel confident the workmanship done is of top shelf quality and done because it was required! Thank you to Dr. Karamanis. Oh and my gardening hands want to say thanks for the paraffin wax treatment too!" – Sylvia H.
"Very friendly from start to finish - didn't feel rushed especially enjoyed the hand wax treatment while getting my cleaning done very relaxing and enjoyable." – Linda P.
"I appreciate that your clinic utilizes the latest advances in equipment technology. This results in a shorter appointment, but most importantly, allows my hygienist to give me a far superior, more thorough cleaning than manual instruments alone. I love the paraffin hand treatment. What a wonderful calming experience. And these are not words normally associated with a visit to the dentist. Terrific idea!" – Deborah R.
"Loved the paraffin hand treatment...would highly recommend!"  - Rhonda S.
"The warm wax treatment for my hands was very relaxing, highly recommended." – Barbara O.
"I really loved the paraffin wax hand treatment. A really relaxing extra. I told my ladies night golf team and now they all have dentist envy!" – Angie A.
To schedule your next visit and paraffin hand treatment, call us today at 250-338-9085


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