OperaDDS Blog

February 23, 2017

What to Eat When Dealing with Stress at the Dental Office

dealing with stress.jpgOperaDDS knows a thing or two about dealing with stress in the dental office.  The papercuts, the kinked necks while waiting on hold, the tripping over stacks of referral pads and sticky notes, losing your voice yelling down the hall---it can be a stressful place!

Dealing with stress can be done in many different ways, just as it is caused by many different things. Often, communication is the main stress factor, especially among office personnel.  OperaDDS can solve your communication woes.  We have become dentistry’s communication solution, and its simplicity and affordability has led to an efficient community of securely communicating professionals.  

But what if we told you, what you eat can either increase stress or reduce stress?  It’s true.  There are stress busting foods out there that you should probably add to your next grocery list.  

Dealing with stress?  Here are the 4 best foods to combat daily stress.

Dark Chocolate

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Calling all chocoholics:  a small bite or two (not the whole bar!) of dark chocolate can work wonders when it comes to dealing with stress.  Dark chocolate reduces your stress hormones and the antioxidants found in cocoa cause the walls of your blood vessels to relax.  This lowers your blood pressure and can improve your circulation.  

Blueberries

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Not only do blueberries help you deal with a stressful day at the dental office, they’re also super easy to snack on and generally available all year long.  Blueberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which is one of the antioxidants responsible for relieving stress.  

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Pistachios

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Cracking open some pistachios can crack down on any stress.  Even the motion of shelling a pistachio will help you relax.  They’re also an easy snack to have on hand at the dental office.  Eating pistachios can reduce stress by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate.  They also contain phytonutrients that may provide antioxidant support for cardiovascular health.  

Avocado

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Avocados are rich in glutathione, a substance that specifically blocks intestinal absorption of certain fats that may cause oxidative damage.  They help to shut down any temptation for stress-eating since they fill your belly and make you feel more satisfied.  Avocados also contain amazing nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin E, lutein and vitamin B.  Add some to your salad, or have it thinly sliced on a sandwich.  Or eat half of an avocado with a little pepper.  Remember to use portion control of this creamy and delicious stress fighting food.  

Dealing with stress in the dental office just got easier.  Check out OperaDDs’ own Martin and Bryan’s favorite apps for dentists and the dental team.  

Dealing with stress at your dental office?  Request your demo with Martin here!  In just 10 minutes, Martin will walk you through how OperaDDS can decrease communication stress in your dental office.   

 

 

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