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Mindfulness and Your Dental Health

Tuesday - May 28th, 2024
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In the busyness of life, it’s easy to forget to prioritize our mental health. Did you know that oral and mental health are connected? Research has shown that our mental state can impact the condition of our teeth and gums. Read our blog to learn more about this connection as well as things you can do to reduce your stress so you won’t impact your smile’s health.

Mindful Habits for a Healthier Smile

During stressful times, your bodies produce higher levels of hormones. This can lead to inflammation throughout the body including your mouth (gum disease). The good news is you can lower your risk of inflammation by practicing techniques that reduce your stress. This includes deep breathing, meditation, and yoga.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

We know visiting the dentist can create a lot of anxiety for some people. Unfortunately, this fear has resulted in many skipping their routine dental visits. When you avoid going to the dentist, you become more susceptible to major dental problems. You may already have a minor issue and if the dentist isn’t given a chance to treat it, it can develop into a bigger health issue. You can overcome your dental anxiety by practicing mindfulness or by giving us a call. Our team will answer any questions you may have to help you overcome your fear.

Preventing Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

or many people, they grind their teeth or clench their jaw when they are going through stressful situations. These bad habits will wear down your teeth and cause jaw pain. Practicing mindfulness can help you notice these habits and relax your jaw muscles. If it is still hard for you to get rid of these habits, contact the closest Castle Dental office near you and our dental team will help you find a long-term solution.

The Holistic Approach to Dental Care

By considering the interconnectedness of our mental, physical, and oral well-being, you are taking a holistic approach to dental care. Our mind, body, and spirit are all connected so doing things that improve our mental health will benefit our oral health.

At Castle Dental, we strive to take this type of approach to dental care. We know that stress can play a big part in your oral health so we are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable with every dental visit. If it’s been more than a year since your last dental checkup, now’s the times to come in to make sure your smile is healthy! We are here to support you on your journey to better oral health – remember to take moments in your busy day to breathe deeply, relax your jaw and smile