6 Essential Oils to Use in Your Home

August 30, 2016

Filed under: Blog — puredental @ 1:30 pm

Aromatherapy

Dentist office visits are among the most common fears around. At Pure Dental Spa, we take full advantage of aromatherapy to create a relaxing environment for our patients to relieve those fears and create a calm experience. But you don’t have to wait until your next reservation to get the benefits of aromatherapy. Using essential oils, you can get the scents of the spa in your own home. Below are six essential oils to use in your home and the response they’ll produce.

Lavender

Lavender oil is best known for its relaxing properties. The aroma of lavender oil helps soothe your mind and your body and can be used to relieve stress. This makes it a staple essential oil for aromatherapy. Putting a drop in your diffuser, or rubbing a little on your skin will help treat your anxiety.

Rosemary

Another stress-relieving scent, rosemary oil is great for helping get rid of headaches. Rosemary oil is often used in combination with other oils to create a soothing atmosphere. Some say that rosemary oil can even help improve your memory and even increase hair growth when put in shampoo!

Sandalwood

In combination with carrier oils, sandalwood is used in the topical treatment of certain skin conditions like rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Aside from this, sandalwood oil is renowned as one of the most calming aromatherapy options available. It is used frequently for tantric yoga and is thought to help with depression, fear, and chronic illness.

Ylang-Ylang

From antidepressant to aphrodisiac, ylang-ylang oil is used in just about every facet of aromatherapy. Just recently popular, the oil from the ylang-ylang tree’s flowers is light, fragrant, and delicate. It is a pleasing scent sure to calm your nerves.

Peppermint

Careful not to overdo it with peppermint oil, as it is among the stronger fragrances available. Just a drop is all you’ll need to feel the effects. Peppermint oil can provide you with energy and a heightened sense of alertness. If you need to be awoken or stimulated, peppermint is a good choice.

Lemon

Arguably one of the most popular essential oils on the market, lemon oil has a wide range of applications from improving your mood to doing your laundry. Research even suggests that lemon oil can decrease cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. Though of as a detoxifying agent, lemon oil helps rejuvenate your cells and purify the room.

Braces vs. Invisalign

August 18, 2016

Filed under: Blog — puredental @ 9:57 am

Options for Orthodontic Treatment

Everybody wants a beautiful, straight smile and the confidence that comes with it. When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it can prevent us from having the confidence we all want. Fortunately, there are many options available to get the smile you’ve always wanted. An orthodontist can help you straighten out your teeth using several different methods. Two of perhaps the most popular methods of orthodontic treatment are braces and Invisalign. There are pros and cons to both, and understanding the advantages and disadvantages will help you decide which of the two choices is better for you. Below is a brief comparison of braces and Invisalign.

Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment. Braces involve brackets that are attached to your teeth using a strong adhesive. A wire runs through these brackets and is periodically tightened which shifts your teeth gradually into their desired position.
Braces are one of the most effective and fastest orthodontic tools out there. The advantage of braces is that they work efficiently and usually quickly relative to other orthodontic treatment options. Braces can treat crowded teeth, unwanted spacing, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. Orthodontists in Chicago’s West Loop

Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that are placed over top of your teeth. Gradually over time, these aligner trays shift your teeth into the desired position. The trays are made for you and only you. About every two weeks, you graduate to a new set of aligners that are slightly closer to the final position of your treatment.
The biggest advantages of Invisalign trays are that they are transparent and removable. For those who are put off by the idea of permanent metal braces affixed to their teeth, Invisalign can be a good option because people will barely even notice you wearing them. They are also removable so that when you are eating, you don’t have to worry about food getting caught in the brackets and wires of traditional braces. They also won’t interfere with normal brushing and flossing like braces do.

Orthodontist in West Loop

If you’re searching for an orthodontist West Loop in Chicago can have an overwhelming number of options. You’ll want to choose an orthodontist with the experience and the technology to give you the best treatment possible. Schedule your reservation with Pure Dental Spa today to see how we can help.

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