5 Ways Our Dentist Office is Like a Spa

When you visit the dentist does it feel like a trip to a luxury spa? At Green Dentistry in Union Square, we’ve thoughtfully designed our office to look and feel more like a relaxing oasis than just another dentist’s office.

Our patients love it! Before their first visits, many of our patients suffered from severe dental anxiety. But after one visit with Dr. Patel in our spa-like office, many patients feel so relaxed and at ease they’re not anxious anymore (although we do offer sedation dentistry options for anyone who needs it).

In today’s post, we’ll share the stress-reducing and calming features of our office that patients love.

“This is a dentist’s office?”

You won’t believe how often we hear this! Most dentist offices are sterile grey and beige with harsh fluorescent lighting. Not Green Dentistry! We’ve carefully chosen colors that are proven to improve your mood and reduce stress. And you won’t find hard plastic chairs in our waiting room. Every piece of furniture has been carefully chosen to resemble something you’d find in a high-end spa and is thoughtfully selected with your comfort in mind.Our patients also love how natural light fills the space through our big windows and provide relaxing views of downtown San Francisco, even from our treatment areas. Everywhere you look you’ll find something to love!

Healthy, tasty, and delicious beverages you’ll love

When you visit Green Dentistry, our friendly and welcoming front desk staff will offer you a choice of beverages:

  • Refreshing filtered water
  • Coffee
  • Tea – your choice of chai or DoTerra immune booster
  • Smoothie

We offer drinks not just as a way to keep you hydrated, but because it’s been proven that your favorite drink, like a cup of tea, can reduce stress and make you feel more at ease. You won’t focus on your upcoming appointment and you’ll feel your worries melt away.

Cozy amenities

When you settle into our surprisingly comfortable dental chairs, we’ll offer you additional spa-like luxuries you won’t see at many dentist offices in San Francisco:

  • Warm or cold neck wraps
  • Cozy blankets
  • Hot face towel

Just like our beverage menu, these amenities are designed to reduce tension and increase feelings of relaxation. There’s science behind it! When you’re warm, cozy, and comfortable, you’ll just feel better. When you freshen up with a hot towel after your appointment, you’ll feel pampered and ready to tackle the rest of your day. You’ll just love it!


Did you know that smell is one of our most powerful senses? Memories, both positive and negative, can be triggered by even the slightest scent. That’s part of why so many people have an aversion to that “dentist office smell”. It reminds them of hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other negative experiences from their pasts.That’s why the Green Dentistry office smells fresh, vibrant, and fragrant. You might be reminded of warm days at the beach or freshly cut flowers. The last thing on your mind will be negative thoughts or feelings of stress and worry.

So enjoy our complimentary aromatherapy, including scents from Serenity by DoTerra. DoTerra works with trusted scientists to create the world’s highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils and aromatherapy products. Their products are tested and backed by research.

Entertainment options you’ll love!

This is something you won’t even find at most luxury spas! While you’re having your teeth cleaned (or during any other treatment) you can choose to listen to an iPod loaded with relaxing music or watch a movie. Let yourself be carried away by soothing sounds or a great film and you might not even want your appointment to end.If you’re sensitive to noise, you’re welcome to borrow a pair of high-quality and comfortable noise-cancelling headphones to block out all external sound. You’ll feel like you’re in your own bubble of relaxation without a care in the world.

Don’t forget: we are a dentist office – the best dentist in SF!

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Nammy for 10 years. Her holistic focus is such a refreshing alternative from the clinical feel of traditional dental/medical practices. Her team is amazing. They all bring an incredibly warm presence to every visit. Much love to them all for leading with a mindful and environmentally-conscious approach to health.”

– Luke F.

Even though it might feel like you’re visiting one of the best spas in San Francisco, don’t forget that you’re really visiting the best dentist in SF. Throughout your visit, Dr. Patel goes beyond dental health and will help you understand the systemic connections between your mouth and your whole body. You’ll learn how to care for your teeth, gums, and tongue and protect yourself from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other serious health problems.Our office’s approach to dentistry focuses on:

  • Cosmetics – You should have a beautiful smile you want to show off to the world
  • Function – Even if you need a filling or crown, the restoration should look and function just like a natural tooth
  • Longevity – Every procedure and treatment is designed to create lasting health and wellness
  • Comfort – If you’re not comfortable at the dentist, you’ll find reasons to put off your appointment and your health will suffer


Dr. Patel is trained in the art of iatrosedation, a non-medical relaxation technique. Using only her words and actions she helps many patients reach a state of deep relaxation.

She’s also committed to mercury-free dentistry and is a SMART-certified dentist who can safely remove mercury fillings and replace them with beautiful, durable, and biocompatible composite restorations.

Green Dentistry is welcoming new patients. Why don’t you see for yourself?

If you’ve been longing for a dental experience you’ll look forward to, schedule an appointment at Green Dentistry today. We’ll welcome you into our spa-like office and help you see the Green Dentistry difference. You’ll find yourself asking, “why aren’t all dentists like this?”