Fear of the dentist is so common that it is a known public health issue. Studies show that one in five people have some level of dental phobia. Which is a problem because your teeth tell a tale about your overall health. Oral cancers, thyroid issues, diabetes and other illnesses can all be discovered by your dentist. So good dental health is important for your overall health and well being.
Dental offices work hard to find solutions for patients and their fears. Help ranges from simply taking the time talking to their patients about their fears. To more expensive options like expensive investing in fancy tech like stereo systems with noise cancellation headphones or televisions. While others provide sedation of some sort to get their patient through the appointment. Finding a solution takes a lot of work for both patients and dentists..
Which is why we created another tool for hygienist’s and dentist’s toolkit. Hippo Hug Therapeutic Weighted Blankets effectively create a more comfortable and positive experience for patients. They are designed to help reduce feelings of anxiety for patients during stressful, uncomfortable or painful times druing their appointments.
Our weighted blankets allow patients to feel as though they are being held or hugged. This sensation effectively calms the sympathetic nervous system, reducing the “fight or flight” reaction and allowing you to work more easily with anxious patients.
Why they work to calm dental anxiety according to patients:
“I haven’t managed a single dentist appointment, not even a cleaning or a consult/exam, without taking ativan in probably the past 10 years.” said Samantha, “Today, I made it through the placement of a dental implant with not a single pill, thanks to the thoughtfulness of Leslie Brooks at Hippo Hug. It was warm and comforting, and helped me focus and relax during the procedure without my anxiety taking over.”
Let us help you help your patients. See the difference a better weighted blanket can make!
Hippo Hug Therapeutic Weighted Blankets and Lap Pads are designed to meet the most rigorous infection control standards. Our blankets are made with fabrics custom designed to be waterproof, breathable and easy-to-clean with a disinfecting wipe. The therapeurtic blankets have been tested to prove they are durable enough for use with multiple patients. All of our weighted medical items have a proprietary disk system which ensures the weight doesn’t shift when the patient moves and they can be heated in a blanket warmer or cooled for patient comfort.