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Do you struggle with your thoughts moving at a pace and pattern of a monkey? Do they tend to swing from branch to branch getting caught in messy vines of stress and fears? If you identify with this, then you may be seeking a sense of calm and relaxation, and a place of rest for your dental care.

If you feel caught in the vines of fear and anxiety when it comes to getting the proper dental care, you may want to consider using essential oils. Essential oils have been around for thousands of years. They are natural oil derived from plants and other parts of nature.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil can help give you a calm and relaxed feeling when inhaled, diffused or diluted and applied to your skin. It can also help give you a sense of inner peace. It can help you with sleeping, restlessness, irritability, and a “nervous stomach.”

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang (for proper pronunciation you can find it here). This essential oil promotes cheerfulness, bravery, and positivity and can soothe fears. It also has a sedative effect.


Rose essential oils are known to help depression. It can also help with stress and anxiety.

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we have created a peaceful environment for your comfort and relaxation. We don’t want anyone to not get the proper dental care they need or want due to fear or anxiety. Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand will discuss your level of dental anxiety with you and they can offer you several different sedation options to make your dental procedure less painful and less filled with anxiety. We offer Lightwalker Dental laser, The Dental Wand, and sedation dentistry.

Call and book your appointment with Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today. Your comfort is our priority.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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