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    Default Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...teeth-at-risk/

    You have to pay to read to entire article, but you get the idea.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Interesting subject. Would liked to have read that article.
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Never enjoy going to the dentist although at times it's unavoidable.
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Same reason you shouldn't wear perfume when going for an operation no doubt.

    It will stick in your memory and remind you of something you do not want to dwell on.
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I wear an SotD on a daily basis as part of a grooming routine. Same with flossing. A visit to the dentist is hardly a reason to change my grooming regimen, unpleasant as it may be. So whether I wear fragrance or not, I guess dentists won’t smell my fear..?
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Forget protocols..blast away!
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Of course I would wear a perfume while going to the dentist. And why not? Would it be a great idea if I stink of sweat and I get that disgusted look? Well, if they are allergic then it's a totally different issue and that needs to be considered I guess.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    If it is a minimal performance or almost neutral smelling fragrance instead of going completely unscented, it might still be a fairly safe and inoffensive choice (for all parties involved, not just the wearer but also the medical professionals, possibly along with third persons happening or needing to be there etc.)
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    you don't want the dentist to sneeze while holding a bloody great needle near your mouth

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    drenched in Drakkar Noir, that's the way to go!

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    you don't want the dentist to sneeze while holding a bloody great needle near your mouth

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I don't fear dentist appointments and I might or might not wear a small dose of a fragrance. And I really don't give a sh- about any of it. And that's ok.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I wore 2 sprays of Bleu De Chanel EDT back in December to my dentist appointments, they didn’t seem to mind both women were quite talkative. I was mindful of just two sprays since they would be near my chest a good while.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    So whether I wear fragrance or not, I guess dentists won’t smell my fear..?
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I happen to know a dentist who is among our currently active Basenoters, and I'm waiting for him to weigh in with his opinion on the matter.

    Should be interesting since he's a fragrance fan himself.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I wear fragrance as part of my daily grooming routine and don't wash it off just to go to the dentist. I just wear it were ever I happen to be going on that day.
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Wear a fragrance to a dental appointment? Not a problem...unless, like Achilles, one is dipped bodily, save one heel, into a river of it. (trust me ) (moderation in all things, including moderation itself.)

    Some dental offices have their own ambient odors..oil of clove being the most prominent one.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I like wearing fragrance to the dentist, it calms me a bit more. The only thing I have learned is not to wear lipstick because well that never stays on well for obvious reasons
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    I've worn fragrance to the dentist's office, I remember Dior Homme Intense and Rive Gauche pour Homme.
    50 sprays a day keeps the doc away

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Those who don’t wear fragrances to the dentist obviously have not seen one who is totally HOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Some dental offices have their own ambient odors..oil of clove being the most prominent one.
    And for this reason I have to dial down the clove in my Jerk Chicken and can't wear any clove dominant fragrances because it freaks my wife out.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Most dentists, unless he/she really hates perfume or someone wears a gallon of it, will probably be happiest if the customer is calm and relaxed, hence if someone wears a bit of perfume it should be the least of problems. As already has been mentioned, some dental practices will use room scents to cover up the smell of childhood terror also.

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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Just so I can avoid them when I go to the dentis, are there any fragrances that smell of fear?
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Great article. My anxiety can trigger my dentist's anxiety--and she'll make mistakes. Makes sense.... But I think the study was done with dental students not experienced docs. They're already nervous! What I find really intriguing is the idea that our brains can pick up on the scent of emotions, whether or not our consciousness can, and that we react to those unnoticed scent cues with similar emotions. The scent of fear elicits fear. Now what about the scent of "calm"? No kidding---I'm going to the dentist this morning.......
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    Default Re: Who says you shouldn't wear fragrance to a dental appointment?

    Nothing that a tablet of Xanax can’t solve. I wear a smallish dose of whatever scent I’m in the mood for.




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