5 Ways Dentists Calm You While in The Chair


Many people fear a visit to the dentist and experience stress can range from mild to significant in some cases. Those healthcare professionals are aware of the stress some patients experience just anticipating their appointment and have devised ways to help you remain calm, ways you may not even be aware of.

Colored Glasses

For starters those high powered lights the dentist in Surrey uses can be unsettling but the dentist needs them to be able to see into all the dark parts of your mouth. Patients find themselves staring up at the glaring, hot light which can increase their stress level a lot. One way dentists deal with this is by having the patient wear colored glasses that serve the added purpose of protecting the patient’s eyes while in the chair. This serves the purpose of protecting eyes from fluids getting into their eyes or an errant dental tool from injuring the patient.

Televisions Everywhere

People enjoy watching television and the entertainment it provides and what better way to use something familiar to distract waiting, patients. Being entertained with a TV will make any waiting seem much shorter for the patient and some even use video games in their waiting areas. Some dentists have even mounted TV’s overhead for patients to view their favorite programs while in the chair.

Calming Music

Music is a part of life and the right music has the ability to calm patients during their appointment at the dentist. Research suggests that it lowers blood pressure and reduces pulse/heartbeat, what better way for a dentist to calm their patient?

Calming Waters

One lesser known method to create a soothing mood is by using the sound of running water, in fact the sound of water reduces stress and physically reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure. Research suggests that water delivers the added benefit over music when EEG signals in the brain grow less complex because listening to running water calms an anxious mind. Employing a fish tank or tiny waterfalls in their office are some ways a dentist uses the sound of water to encourage patients to feel calm.

Pain Control

Sometimes there’s no avoiding pain during a dental procedure but patients don’t need to suffer needless pain. If you feel you need help and your stress level is increasing let your dentist know you need help to remain calm. He/she can use a topical anaesthetic, nitrous oxide ( laughing gas ) even some oral sedation to help a patient cope with an anxiety they feel during a procedure.

A lifetime of good oral health means regular dental checkups, why not call and book your appointment today at Surdel Dental Centre.

4 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Marriage


Just the like the old saying goes, “marriage doesn’t stop at the wedding.” It is only another chapter in your relationship. Congratulations to your wonderful wedding, with all the great catering, amazing venue and attentive guests. However, what you had in that day is very different from that one you will for your whole life.

Marriage can be overwhelming for others. To make this chapter in your life successful, healthy and happy, you might ask, “What should I do?”

Make your relationship a priority.

The mental change of going into marriage can be startling for some people. Being married means you are responsible for another person in a new and deep way. There are husbands or wives that don’t prioritize their relationship once they get married. They are still somehow rooted with their family, placing parents or siblings first instead of their spouse. Or they have been used to be on their own for quite some time and don’t realize that their work, interest, and friends are no longer a priority. As a married individual, you must be able to realize that your spouse is your priority. It’s important to establish it so it will be much easier to go through your married life in the later years where problems may occur.

Create your own rituals.

Creating your own rituals could mean simple things like making breakfast for your wife on the weekends and let her relax. Whatever it may be, having a “couple ritual” will help you in connecting with your partner in the midst of a hectic life. The rituals will help to establish trust, love and safety in your relationship, which will help you and your spouse to trudge unto the outside world. If your spouse says that they love you and shows that through constant gestures, then believe that it’s true.

Check in daily.

According to marriage experts, couples must copy what big companies has been doing for years to make sure workers are productive and happy: holding regular meetings. For couples, it can be as simple as appreciating each other, giving simple information about how your day went, asking your spouse if something is troubling them or making nonjudgmental and complaint-free request.

Ask: Is it good for our relationship?

When you’re faced with a vital decision in your marriage, make it a habit not only to talk about it if it’s for you or your spouse. Talk about it and ask if it’s good for your marriage. This might involve an amount of time you and your spouse will be apart from each other, if it will make things difficult for you and your spouse or if it has something that might threaten your relationship.

If you need, contact one of the many therapists in Victoria BC for marriage counselling advice.