Indoor plants: Health and Comfort for your Dental Clinic

Humans have a close relationship with nature, so the integration of the world of nature into the interior space could effectively increase people's commitment to nature, and this in turn can benefit their health and comfort.

Since people spend 80-90% of their time indoors, the indoor environment is very important for the patient.

Indoor air pollutants have been classified among the five main environmental risks to public health: stagnant indoor environments allow pollutants to accumulate and remain in greater amounts than humans should breathe. Living and working in places where air pollutants abound and lack decent. Ventilation can cause "sick building syndrome," which can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and irritation to the eyes, ears, and nose, creating a serious threat to human health. Indoor air pollution can also be caused by pollen, bacteria, and mold, as outdoor air pollutants, such as car exhaust, reach buildings. All this worsens in small spaces or with little ventilation.

According to Deng L. and Deng Q., in a review that provides a comprehensive summary of the role and importance of indoor plants in human health and comfort according to the photosynthesis; transpiration; psychological effects; and purification; Photosynthesis and transpiration are important mechanisms for plants, as also the basic functions for maintaining the carbon and oxygen cycles in nature. Above all have the potential inspiration to human activities that people often ignored, for example, the application of solar panels, artificial photosynthesis, and green roof/facades were motivated by those functions.

They have been widely studied that indoor plants have potential to act as indoor air purifiers, been an effective way to reduce pollutants indoor to reduce human exposure, and also have applications in other fields, including sensing, solar energy, acoustic, health, and comfort as per they create an indirect unconscious psychological effect reducing levels of stress.

This sustains the information mentioned in another research where hospital patients with plants in their rooms were more positive in comparison with the ones who don't, as also, they had lower blood pressure and stress levels.

Similarly, indoor plants may make people smarter by allowing them to stay alert and reducing mental fatigue.


"Plants can effectively remove contaminants acting as indoor air purifiers, it reduce pollutants to reduce human exposure "

"Indoor Plants = Fewer Stress Patients"

It is true than Indoor plants might be selected based on their aesthetic characteristics but more important is to choose them considering the physiological requirements that reflect their ability to remove air pollutants and be sure they are "Indoor".

Here I leave some examples of indoor plants that you can use inside your office:

Aloe Vera


Snake Plant

Boston Fern Plant

Peace Lily

Weeping Fig


Spider Plant

Spider Plant

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