Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be the stuff nightmares are made of. I was lucky when I was little because my first dentist was amazing. He was like a soothing compassionate grandpa wrapped up in scrubs. He’d always talk to you, make you laugh and make you feel like you were the only thing that mattered. Somehow he managed to make shots not hurt and fillings easy. After he retired I quickly learned that he was like the Fairy Godfather of dentistry and not the norm. I started talking to my friends about finding another dentist and I couldn’t believe how traumatic going to the dentist is for children and adults!
Fortunately I found another dentist I like. I find my time in the dental chair a place I look forward to. It is quiet and peaceful. No cell phones, kids, dogs or door bells. I just sit there and meditate and enjoy the break. So to try and make your dental experience more like mine, I thought I’d share some essential oils to help that happen.
These oils really help with mood and feeling. I recommend inhaling them and putting them directly onto clothing nearest the face. Putting them on the bottom of the feet is a great option to. Remember to dilute if necessary.
Grounding Blend, is perfect for your trip to the dentist. If the thought of going to the dentist gives you anxious feelings, this oil is for you. I like to call it my reset button.
- Creates a sense of calm and well-being
- Promotes whole-body relaxation
- Brings harmony to the mind and body
- Soothes sore muscles and joints
Uplifting Blend, is the oil for you if you dread going to the dentist. You’ll love the warm comfortable feeling it evokes.
- Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
- Helps reduce stress and uplift mood
- Positively affects mood with energizing and refreshing properties
Calming Blend is what to reach for if you need to relax and take the edge off nervous feelings. It is my go to oil for children visiting the dentist. The scent is one many kids ask for.
- Calming, renewing fragrance
- Promotes relaxation and restful sleep
- Lessens tension and calms emotions
- Helps reduce worry and stress
Other oils are really handy when visiting the dentist to make your experience better and supporting your body’s immune system.
Clove has a long history of use for healthy oral support. It is naturally numbing and when diluted can help soothe when you are waiting to get into the dentist. Many people use it daily in their oil pulling routine. Plus the scent is heavenly.
- Powerful antioxidant properties
- Promotes circulation
- Helps soothe teeth and gums
- Promotes oral health
- Supports a healthy immune system
Melaleuca, also known as Tea Tree oil, can be applied to the jawline before or after dental procedures.
- Promotes healthy immune function
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
- Soothes minor skin irritations
Protective Blend, is handy to have on hand to help support your immune system. With so many people passing through dental practices, I like to put a drop on my tongue right before I visit the dentist. Just in case!
- Supports healthy immune function
- Protects against environmental threats
- Cleans surfaces
- Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
- Energizing, uplifting aroma
Protective Blend Whitening Toothpaste, fluoride-free Natural Whitening Toothpaste is fluoride free and combines essential oils with other natural ingredients that help strengthen teeth, reduce plaque and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. Since I’ve started using it I’ve noticed that my cleanings are much quicker and my teeth have stayed healthy! I love that it is safe enough to swallow and I love the taste. Remember, a little goes a long way so stick with a pea sized amount. I promise it will be plenty.
- Cleans and freshens breath
- Provides soothing protection for the mouth, gums, and throat
- Provides support by strengthening teeth through remineralization of surface tooth enamel
- Helps remove plaque and teeth stains, but is gentle enough to not damage tooth enamel
I hope these tips come in handy and your next visit to the dentist will be as easy as mine are.