You have probably heard the positives for yoga and your overall health, but here is another important way that yoga can improve your dental health. Our body parts are interconnected and what problems we incur in one part of the body can impact another part. For example, when we hold stress in our upper bodies, neck or shoulders it can cause stress and tightness in the jaw which can lead to grinding your teeth.
Grinding your teeth has numerous negative consequences on the overall health of your smile including cracking, breaking or damaging your teeth as well as a potential for jaw pain that negatively impacts your ability to consume the foods you love.
But yoga can help all of that. Breathing deeply, while being on your mat can decrease your stress and help you to better handle life’s pressures. Studies also show people who are stressed out are less likely to take care of their smile. They may worry more about day to day issues, and spend less time really taking care of their health. Doing yoga just a few times a week can improve your overall outlook on life and help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.
For more information on the positives of yoga and your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.