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Can Yoga Help Your Oral Health?

Posted on 2/23/2017 by Zac Bird
A woman doing yoga.
Yoga isn't normally associated with issues in the mouth, but it can be. If you work out and yoga is your exercise of choice, then be happy that you are also improving your oral health each time you exercise. It is important to know that exercise is good for all parts of the body, the mouth included. Here are a few ways that yoga can help improve your oral health.

Yoga is Good for Your Whole Body

Yoga is great at reducing stress. This helps protect your teeth and gives you a better, more neutral pH in your mouth. This leads to less tooth decay, and less erosion of your enamel.

Another benefit of yoga is reducing inflammation. This helps inflammation anywhere in the body, including in your mouth. If you have a little bit of inflammation starting, then doing yoga can help keep it down until the next time you see your dentist, where it can there be caught and treated.

Finally, yoga allows your body to have a better overall posture. This can mean you get less pain from your TMJ, increased oxygenation to your body from better breaths, and more energy. This translates into not being too tired at the end of the day to brush and floss before bed!

If you want to find out other things that can help you to better overall oral health, then go in and talk with your dentist. On top of caring for your mouth each day the right way, there are other tips your dentist can offer to help get your mouth feeling better.

Keep up the yoga, as it allows your entire body to feel better, plus keep up with your oral hygiene routine. Both, in combination, will allow you to have a healthier, more confident smile!

Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.

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