Scents to Decrease Anxiety in your Dental Practice

Sorry Dentists, the numbers are in and high dental fears in Australian’s are one of the most common causes of anxiety in the country. 

In most cases, it’s not because of the dental nurse or doctor themselves, but rather an anticipation of feeling vulnerable, helpless, and quite possibly, in pain. 

Scent Australia can aid dental practices to decrease the stress and anxiety of their patients with the right stress-reducing aromatic scent. 

How Can Scent Australia Help Your Practice?

Numerous studies into anxiety and stress relievers have shown that scents play a pivotal role in the effects of our daily life. Our moods can be deeply impacted by sights, sounds, and smells. This is where Scent Australia aroma oils come in to save the day, or the practice, depending on who you ask.

Scent Australia can help your dental practice to achieve a sense of calm in the waiting room by providing the best scents for stress and anxiety relief. 

Imagine seeing your patient walk out of your dental practice with a promise to return, and a glowing smile. That is what the right scent can do for your business. 

What are the Best Scents for Reducing Anxiety in a Dental Practice?

We’re glad you asked. 

Improving customer experience and satisfaction is something that Scent Australia has a good nose for, and the team is happy to share some of our most popular scents for anxiety relief which can benefit your practice and your patients immensely. 

The below aroma oil scents have all been researched, regarding how they affect human emotions and have been named the best scents for soothing an anxious mind. 

  • Lavender
  • According to Medical News Today, lavender oil is commonly used for treating stress, insomnia, anxiety, and in some cases, chronic pain and high blood pressure. 

  • Bergamot
  • Bergamot as a scent is used for promoting healthy sleep and supporting a calmer mood by reducing patient tension. A board-certified aromatherapist for the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, Amy Galper, says that “Bergamot is known to be calming to the spirit”. 

  • Lemon
  • As a citrus scent, lemon is widely known for its purifying abilities, especially as a remedy for fighting off a cold. But that’s not all our sour lemon fruit does for us. A lemon aroma also promotes healing and energizing attitudes as well as soothing anxiety and lifting moods. 

    Lift the mood in your waiting room with a rejuvenating scent like lemon and get creative with mixing and matching aroma oils to create something light and stimulating that appeals to the senses. 

  • Chamomile
  • As well as being a relaxant for supporting a better sleep cycle, chamomile can help your patients by introducing a comforting and restful nature in your dental lobby. 

  • Orange
  • If your dental practice needs a more uplifting and boosting scent, while still remaining subtle enough to create a relaxing atmosphere, an orange aroma is a popular and ideal scent for waiting patients. 

    People usually need to see a dentist for their sweet tooth after all, and an orange scent is as sweet as it gets.

  • Sandalwood
  • Studies show that stress and anxiety decrease in people when they spend time in nature. A sandalwood aroma creates a soft, woody, and floral scent that is often used in meditation. Sandalwood as a scent provides people with a grounding and peaceful mindset. 

    Which Anxiety Reducing Scent is the Perfect One for Your Dental Practice?

    Scent Australia has over 10,000 exceptional scents to choose from, which might sound like a Mission Impossible decision to make. 

    Luckily we also have a dedicated team ready to help you, your dental practice, and your sweet-toothed patients to have a more pleasant and relaxing emotional journey through something that can usually be a daunting experience. 

    With the right aromatic oil supplying a calming scent for a relaxing or cheerful atmosphere in your waiting room, your patients don’t have to wait in fear of their name being called next. 

    If you want to learn more about how aromatic oils can help your dental practice, or you have some questions about our range, feel free to contact us now.