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Can lavender calm dentist patients?

12th September 2008

A Kings College London study has shown that people who smelled lavender oil were subsequently "less anxious" about their dental treatment.

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou, who took part in the research said there was a "significant difference and it was present regardless of the type of dental appointment. Our findings suggest that lavender could certainly be used as an effective "on-the-spot" anxiety reduction in dentists' waiting rooms." 

 

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