Happy 4th of July from Santa Barbara Dental Spa!
The entire team is getting excited now for the celebrations on July 4th. With all of the parties that are going to spring up all over town, even we might be hard pressed to keep our oral habits as healthy as usual!
When our Founding Fathers signed the declaration of independence back in 1776, you can bet that they did so with huge smiles from ear to ear. This July 4th, we want you to be able to do the same: to smile with an easy confidence knowing that your teeth are white, your gums are healthy and your skin is glowing. At our Dental Spa, we can make all of that happen. To give you an idea of just what we can do to make you the envy of every Independence Day party, check out the brief list below.
Services That We Offer
-Advanced zoom whitening
-Crowns, bridges, implants and more
On top of all that, we offer periodontal, root canal and TMJ therapy. We can even screen for oral cancer. When it comes to your dental treatment, there’s nothing we can’t do to help you out.
Don’t forget that seeing the dentist isn’t just about reactive action: be preventative and give us a call just to book your routine check-up. The best results are always born from early detection, so pick up the phone and arrange to let us get to work.
Since we’re celebrating July 4th – and the origins of our free and prosperous nation – we thought we’d take you down history lane and examine the growth of spa dentistry over the years.
Where Did It All Begin?
As far back as the ancient Greeks and Chinese, a plethora of different salts, incenses and alcohols have been used in the absence of real anesthetics to put the mind at ease during cleaning or removal of teeth. While these crude methods have never been validated, and likely did nothing at all to slow the pulsating heart rate of any patients, they had the right idea.
Spa Dentistry was first coined in the 18th century (around the same time as the much more crude “barber surgeon”) in England, where patients were offered skin and body care treatments alongside their dental work. The practice lay fairly dormant throughout the 18th century and it wasn’t until the late 1900’s that the idea really took off. Today, it is estimated that perhaps as many as one in twenty dentists offer “to some extent, some spa dentistry services to their patients.”
We all know the stories of little kids being terrified of the dentist, and how we lull them in to relaxation through candy, promises of going to the movies and so on. The fact is, 40-50 million people in the US suffer from dental anxiety and spa dentistry could be considered a modern adult-bribe; we set the adult mind as ease and help them want to visit the dentist.
Q: Do you have any kind of rewards program?
A: We offer a Referral Rewards Program which will bring you benefits as a personal thank you from us for referring the Dental Spa to friends, co-workers and family members. We’ll give you $100 credit to use once their initial visit has been completed.
Q: I don’t have any dental insurance – what are my options?
A: For whatever reason, if you don’t have dental insurance then our Dental Spa Membership is just the ticket for you! We have an annual fee which provides affordable dental care all year round.
Q: Can I get a gift certificate for dental work (like teeth whitening) as a gift for my wife?
A: Yes you can! We’re happy to make a custom gift certificate for her treatment. You can pay in advance so we don’t have to showcase the cost on the certificate and you get to delight her with your thoughtful present!
Santa Barbara Events This July 4th
Santa BarbaraCA.com – It’s always a good idea to see what John Dickson has to say on his Santa Barbara events and festivals guide. You’ll find a comprehensive list of some of the best 4th of Julyevents in Santa Barbara there.
Live Oak Music Festival: held over July 4th weekend, this is a natural and earthy folk music event which is sure to please everyone. Described as a “medley of camping, concerts, crafts, food and drinks”, it’s not to be missed. For information, contact Live Oak at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (805) 781-3030.
Beyond 2o: there is a theory that if the global temperature increases by 2 degrees centigrade that we’ll have caused irreparable damage to the planet. This contemporary art show explores this possibility through fascinating creations at the museum of contemporary art.
Solvang 4th of July Parade – This event occurs in the city of Solvang, CA, 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara. The annual parade begins at 11am on Mission Drive in the city of Solvang and travels down Mission Drive, turns on Fourth Street and back to Copenhagen Drive. Festivities continue at Mission Santa Ines and feature food, fun music and culmintae with a fireworks display when the sun sets. The event is free to the public. For more information, see solvangusa.com
Goleta Fireworks Festival – This event occurs in the city of Goleta, CA, minutes north of Santa Barbara. This annual event is held in Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd, behind Camino Real Marketplace in the city of Goleta. The festival runs 4pm-9:30pm and includes live musical entertainment. Activities for kids include inflatable jumpers, face painting and much more. Great food & beverages are a prelude to a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm. Tickets are available at the gate of the event. The festival is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.
Puja and Piety: if you’re feeling cultured this summer, you should definitely make the trip to Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent. This South African artwork display presents physical artefacts from the past two millennia, collected from temples, festivals and roadside shrines.
The Maltese Falcon: start the Independence Day weekend the right way by visiting this free summer cinema piece. A mixture of mystery, romance and thrill, this black and white classic is not to be missed. Check out the website for all the details on how to pay and where to go – enjoy your movie!
Blush Restaurant Downtown: Blush is a cozy restaurant and lounge that will be open from noon until 10:00 p.m. You and your guests can sit back and relax while their chefs do all the cooking.
Butterflies Alive: make the most of the summer sunshine by visiting the luscious gardens of the museum of natural history. With over 1,000 different butterflies whizzing around, this is a delightful treat for the eyes. Just show up to the museum, no booking required!
Sammy’s wine tours is a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family over the 4th of July weekend. Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez are home to some of the best wineries in California.
Max’s Restaurant: Treat dear old dad to the best breakfast in town! For over 30 years, Max’s Restaurant, located at 3514 State Street, Santa Barbara, in the Upper State St. area, has earned a reputation for the best breakfast in town.
Qui Si Bella Spa is running a 4th of July special for their day spa and massage services. Take your family and friends to the spa and reminisce while getting a mani / pedi!
Contact the Santa Barbara Dental Spa with any questions that you may have about cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and oral hygiene.
Thank YOU for helping us become the #1 dental office in Santa Barbara.
We’d like to send you our best wishes for a glorious Independence Day. Let freedom ring! We wish you a wonderful holiday with your family and loved ones.
Enjoy the fireworks!
Dr. B.K. Rai DDS + Everyone at Santa Barbara Dental Spa
About Santa Barbara Dental Spa: Located at 2017 Chapala Street A, Dr. B.K. Rai and the entire staff at the Santa Barbara Dental Spa are committed to providing patients with the best oral health care and beautiful smiles. Dr. Rai routinely utilizes the latest high-tech dental technology in a soothing, spa atmosphere to treat patients with bite problems and provide mouth reconstruction including dental crowns, bridge work and cosmetic implants. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-560-9999for more information or to schedule a free consultation.