Stress can cause a lot of issues within the body. It can range from clenching your teeth to higher acid levels in your stomach, to just overall being cranky.
If the stress in your life is starting to affect your oral health, it is important that you speak to your dentist about what type of harm it can do to your teeth if left untreated. Until you are able to see your dentist, here are a few relaxation methods you can try to attempt to lower how much stress you are currently under.
Ways of Lowering Stress at Home
Exercise is a great way to lower stress. It can be gentle exercises like going for a walk or going for a swim, or it can be something more intense, such as jogging or free running. No matter what type of exercise you decide you want to try, consider doing it daily until you feel better about the stress in your life.
Meditation is also a great thing that you can do, and you can do it in five-minute intervals at home if that’s all you have time for. Sitting and taking deep breaths can really help your entire body relax. Say a few positive meditations to yourself, and regain control over yourself while repeating those phrases.
Visualization is another great relaxation method that you can use either at home or even out at the office. Visualize yourself taking deep breaths, smiling, and having a good moment. Then, open your eyes and allow it to become your reality.
Each of these methods only need to take a few minutes, if that is all you have time for. Talk with your dentist at your next appointment, and see what other suggestions they may have. You don’t want dental damage just because life hit a rough patch.
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