Between family, professional, and/or school obligations, everyone has some level of stress. Having a little stress in our lives is actually completely normal. It’s when we succumb to chronic stress, meaning it’s something that you struggle with on a daily basis that it can have a negative effect on both your oral and overall health.
The All About Smiles team has a holistic, integrative approach to practicing dental care and medicine. We want you to live a more complete, whole life that’s balanced and healthy. One of the biggest things you can do to improve your life is to begin practicing relaxation techniques that can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure, along with decreasing the levels of hormones associated with stress.
Whether you’re doing some deep breathing exercises or engaging in more progressive relaxation methods, the goal is to make your body feel an overall sense of calm that in turn will lead to lowered blood pressure levels, better breathing, and lessened levels of stress that can make you feel run down, tired, and ill.
The make the most of your relaxation therapy, it’s important to calm not only your mind, but your body too. This takes a conscious effort to become more mindful of how you feel or react to stress. The various techniques that you can try for yourself are effective when used frequently. It’s also important to keep your diet healthy and commit to a regular exercise regimen. The great thing about relaxation techniques? You can usually teach yourself how to do them and use them whenever wherever you see fit!
While reducing stress on your own is going to help you tremendously, it’s also extremely important to maintain regular appointments and checkups with your team of healthcare professionals, including the team at All About Smiles. Talk with them about your relaxation methods to coordinate the best treatment plan for your body and mind.
It’s also important to do your very best to try and really understand the root causes of your stress. This will allow for better healing, regeneration, and overall enjoyment of life. Stress is reversible and you can live your life in peace again — without worry or fear. If you want to talk with us about how stress may be interrupting your life or causing problems for your smile, please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our talented team members in our state-of-the-art Wilmington office.
It all adds up to better health, smile, body, and spirit!