At DeAngelis Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide quality services to our patients in a welcoming, comfortable environment. One part of creating that environment is the use of aromatherapy and essential oils.
Essential oils are concentrated oils from aromatic plants, flowers and trees. This concentrate is used in a diffuser, which gives off a pleasant and relaxing aroma. Many believe that there are a variety of healing benefits to these oils. This quality is very useful in a dental office, considering that many patients feel a high level of anxiety towards visiting the dentist. In addition to anxiety, aromatherapy can be used to reduce stress, worry, fear, and panic attacks. Conversely, it can induce relaxation.
Another benefit to diffusing the essential oils (rather than using potpourri or scented candles, for instance) is that it improves air quality – it increases the oxygen level in the air and reduces bacteria, mold and fungus. The oils also have antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
When you visit DeAngelis Family Dentistry in Carlsbad, CA, you can have confidence that not only will you receive quality dental care, but it will be in a low-stress environment.