As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, pearl. is reflecting on how mental and dental health are interconnected – and there are more ways than you might think! Your mental health has an impact on the physical health and upkeep of your entire body, including your teeth. In fact, a recent study from the National Library of Medicine identified a link between depression and dental negligence. Keep reading to learn about 4 ways you can prioritize your mental health, oral health and overall wellbeing!
Medical professionals have found that exercise helps fight against symptoms of depression and anxiety. Regular physical activity releases endorphins or “feel-good” natural chemicals into your brain which improve your overall mood and sense of wellbeing. Instead of driving to your next appointment, try walking! Our Uptown office is conveniently located near tons of your favorite CLT businesses, so you can get your daily exercise in on your way to see us.
Connecting with other people is a huge way to improve your mental health. Our team at pearl. is committed to building a long-lasting relationship with you. This means we are here for your entire smile journey–whether you’re visiting us for a regular cleaning or a first-time cosmetic appointment, our team is ready to make your experience the best it can be.
Take a step back, a few deep breaths and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds that surround you throughout your day. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness helps reduce stress and could have downstream effects within your whole body. Our office is designed to be as relaxing and comfortable as possible, so you can avoid any anxiety and easily tune into your feelings for a quick meditation session. We also offer Netflix during your appointment, so you can unwind while we complete your cleaning.
Regular Visits with Health Professionals
Are you pushing off your 6-month check ups? It’s about time to schedule that appointment. At pearl., we provide a comfortable, ambient environment where you can calm your mind and your senses all while doing your oral health and mental health a favor. According to Steve Kisely, MD, PhD, regular oral health assessments are one major way to intervene against dental diseases rooting from severe mental illnesses and disorders.
At pearl., our clients’ health is at the core of what we do. If you are struggling with your mental health, notify your doctor, to get thehelp and resources you need.
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