Dental Care, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle

Back to School Dental Check-ups

Dental Checkup anxiety

As summer begins to wind down, many families begin preparations for their children to go back to school. Often this routine includes a dental check-up. Many children have a certain amount of anxiety associated with going to see the dentist.

Recently I read a short article in the April 2014 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine (page 10) describing a study where aromatherapy was used to test whether it could help reduce anxiety associated with visits to the dental office. The study revealed that children receiving orange oil aromatherapy experienced significantly reduced heart rates, and lower salivary cortisol levels compared to those who did not receive the aromatherapy. The findings corroborated findings from a 2000 study done in Austria.

A couple of thoughts came to mind. Young Living carries orange essential oil and it is very inexpensive. Orange oil is also one of the ingredients in the Peace & Calming blend. You may want to check out these options for your child’s (or yours, for that matter!) next dental visit!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

 

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