If the patient is a gagger there are ways to reduce the gagging by diverting the patient's attention. On the other hand you can increase the gagging reflex by calling attention to it.
If you are taking an impression of a gagger--and they are not gagging-- don't compliment them by saying how well they are doing, and mention they are not gagging. That will cause them to gag. Read about "Preventing Gagging" under section #11, "Secondary Impression."
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