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Savista Magazine - 20th May 2014

In a study of 340 dental patients by King's College Hospital, researchers found that those exposed to the scent of lavender oil in the waiting room were less anxious about their treatment...

Lavender Relaxes Dental Patients:

Quoted from Savista Magazine-

"All the patients studied were waiting for a scheduled dental appointment over a four-week period. Half were exposed to the scent given off by a candle warmer activating five drops of lavender oil in water.

The anxiety level registered by those not exposed to lavender was 10.7 compared with 7.4 among those exposed to the scent.

Metaxia Kritsidima, who led the study, said: 'A substantial number of people avoid going to dental surgeries because they are scared of the dentist, which can have a significant impact on their dental health.' She added: 'Our findings suggest that lavender could certainly be used as an effective ‘on-the-spot’ anxiety reduction in dentists' waiting rooms.'"