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The Mindful Path to a Healthy Smile

Tuesday - May 28th, 2024
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In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s so easy to forget the connection between our mental well-being and our oral health. As proven by research, our mental state can significantly impact the health of our teeth and gums. This is why practicing mindfulness can not only reduce stress by also help improve our dental health. Continue reading for more tips on this!

Reduced Stress = Healthier Smile

Mindfulness is a great way to reduce stress. During stress, our bodies produce higher levels of hormones which can lead to inflammation throughout the body. This can also affect your mouth leading to gum disease and other oral health issues. We can lower our risk of inflammation by practicing habits that reduce our stress such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga.

Dental Anxiety

Visiting the dentist can cause many people to have anxiety. Unfortunately, this can lead to avoidance of dental care resulting in serious consequences. When you avoid routine visits to dentists, minor issues if not treated can become major problems. Take control of your oral health by practicing mindfulness and addressing your dental anxiety so you can maintain a healthy smile for years to come.

Reducing Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

It’s common to grind or clench your teeth and you’re experiencing stress. These bad habits will affect your teeth, produce jaw pain, and can lead to other dental issues. If you suffer from these habits, visit your local Monarch dental office to find a long-term solution. In the meantime, being mindful helps you notice these habits and relax your jaw muscles.

The Holistic Approach to Dental Care

It’s important to take a holistic approach to your dental health since in doing so, you are considering the interconnectedness of your mental, physical, and oral well-being. Caring for your mental health is an important part of caring for your smile. By practicing mindfulness, we’re not only reducing stress but taking important steps for nurturing our mind, body, and spirit,

At Monarch Dental, we strive to provide you with holistic dental care. If it’s been a while since your last checkup, book an appointment with our amazing dental team! We’ll make sure to get you scheduled and while you wait for your appointment, remember to take moments to inhale deeply, relax, and smile. You and your mind will thank you!