Relaxation Methods At Home And The Dental Office

Posted by Bencaz Family Dentistry Jun 10, 2017

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Anxiety can be an issue for most people. Different situations can cause different people anxiety. How do you feel about roller coasters, dogs, public speaking, swimming, snakes or organizing your closet? Each of these things can cause you a great deal of anxiety or cause you to relax. Anxiety is usually related to past experiences, both negative and positive.

Here are some natural relaxation methods for you to employ to help you relax in stressful situations.

  • Breathe Deeply – by breathing deeply you are relieving stress and anxiety. Your slow and mindful breath activates the hypothalamus to send out neurohormones that will inhibit stress-producing hormones, and trigger a relaxation response in your body.
  • Essential Oils – Apply or inhale essential oils for a natural relaxation solution. Oils such as lavender, lemon, grapefruit, and ylang ylang have natural therapeutic benefits.
  • Exercise – If your body feels better, so does your mind. When you exercise your give your brain the gifts of endorphins. These endorphins act as natural painkillers and can also improve your ability to sleep, which can reduce stress as well.

It is estimated that 7 out of 10 Americans suffer from some sort of stress or anxiety. At Bencaz Family Dentistry, we know that you may suffer from dental anxiety. If your anxiety is preventing you from getting the dental treatment you need or desire, we have IV sedation dentistry available for you. We don’t want anything to get in the way of your healthy and happy smile! Call and book your appointment with Bencaz Family Dentistry today!

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