Dental Aromatherapy Experience - Port Jefferson Smiles

Dental Aromatherapy Experience

Dental Aromatherapy Experience

We are able to enhance and improve your dental experience using Aromatherapy with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils.  At Port Jefferson Smiles, we use essential oils to calm our patients, clean the air, and create a wonderful relaxing aroma.

So, what are essential oils?

Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Not only do they give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. These essential oils are distilled from the plant for our benefits and have been used since the Egyptian times. The Egyptians were some of the first people to use aromatic essential oils extensively in medical practice, beauty treatment, food preparation, and religious ceremony.

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Studies have shown great benefits with using essential oils in a professional setting through aromatherapy and during care. Aromatherapy not only makes the room smell more inviting, it has a positive effect overall. Most people associate the smell of a dental office with discomfort or a bad experience. People react differently to different smells because smell is controlled largely by the limbic part of our brains and our reactions to smell is largely dependent on our memories that have been connected to that smell from our past. When essential oils are diffused in the waiting room people enjoy walking in because the “bad” dental smell is gone and the good memories of the essential oils takes their place.

In our practice, we diffuse Wild Orange, Grapefruit, and other calming citrus oils to modify the negative emotional response associated with the traditional aseptic smell of many medical facilities. Calming is not just a state of mind, but rather a complete physiologic response. The individual who is nervous and distraught will almost always have elevated blood pressure, pulse, and breathing as well as sweaty or clammy skin. These factors contribute to not only an unpleasant work environment for the staff, but to a poor patient experience as well. By diffusing essential oils, we can watch these physiologic conditions change before our eyes—it is nothing short of amazing.

We invite you to come experience it for yourself!

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BALANCE – a blend of Rosewood, Spruce, blue Tansy and Frankincense

Used during dental procedures to aid in harmonizing the various physiological systems of the body to promote tranquility and balance.

WILD ORANGE – The energizing uplifting aroma from his essential oil possesses stimulating and purifying qualities making it ideal to support healthy immune system function.

Used to create a relaxing, calm and positive experience while purifying the air.

SERENITY – a blend of lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomille, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Bean.

Diffused in waiting room or treatment areas to help reduce anxiety and fear. Helps soothe feelings of distress, excitement and worry and help the body maintain it’s natural state of health.

ONGUARD a blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Wild Orange

Diffused aromatically to purify air of unwanted odors and some airborne pathogens. This oil has been studied for their strong abilities to kill harmful bacteria, mold and viruses and helps to stimulate the immune system.

PEPPERMINT – frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene. Helps alleviate upset stomach and promotes healthy respiratory function. Helps reduce discomfort and soreness. Diffused to increase energy and can be used as a mouthwash to help fight against resistant oral bacteria as well as freshen breath.

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