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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Is Meditation Good for Helping Improve Your Oral Health?

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Is Meditation Good for Helping Improve Your Oral Health?When it comes to taking care of your oral health, meditation can help. Meditating, when used to combat stress, can be extremely beneficial. By using this approach, you can overcome the tension that leads to problems with gum disease, TMJ, oral neglect, and teeth grinding.

How Meditation Reduces the Stress that Leads to Oral Health Complaints

Originally, meditation was intended to give a person a deeper understanding of life's mystical forces. Today, the practice is used to relax people and reduce stress. Therefore, this form of holistic “medicine” is meant to produce a more tranquil mind. This type of calm is produced by a deepened state of relaxation. The idea is to get rid of the jumbled thoughts that crowd the mind that lead to stress. According to practitioners in the field, meditation supports better health emotionally and physically. The Mayo Clinic adds that the benefits you receive from meditation does not end after a session. Instead, the calming feeling that is produced helps people manage the stress of and symptoms related to several health conditions. When you meditate, all that build-up of information overload is erased, thereby allowing you to increase your self-awareness, focus only on the present, and gain a new perspective about stressful situations.

The Physical Advantages

It also has been determined that meditation may help people manage stress-related problems that lead to inflammation and gum disease, tension headaches, chronic pain, and insomnia. As a result, meditation can, indeed, be used to increase your awareness about taking care of your gums and teeth and reduce the anxiety that leads to a low immune system response and infection.

Do you think you could benefit from meditation? If your level of stress is affecting your oral health and other areas of your life, it may pay for you to learn more about the practice and how it can help you physically and mentally. Give us a call today about any of your oral health care concerns. We are always available to support your dental needs.

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