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Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season from Your Wilmington Holistic Dentists

added on: December 6, 2021
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We wanted to take a moment to talk to you about chronic stress, and we figured this was the perfect time of year to do so. Join your biological and holistic family dentists in Wilmington as we stop for a moment to talk about stress and how it affects both your oral and overall health.

What Exactly is Stress?

Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it’s actually a response that the human body has developed over many years due to needing survival mechanisms. Stress is the way your body automatically responds to any threat or potential hazard. Your body quickly enters into fight-or-flight mode, helping you eliminate or get away from dangers.

The reason why we’re more stressed out than our ancestors is that while we may not be running for our lives in battle or being chased by a wild animal, there are so many other instances that arise throughout the day that elicit the same physiological response. From road rage and angry bosses to financial and social pressures, stress can be overwhelming in today’s modern world. This means your body operates under chronic stress fueling chronic inflammation, which causes harmful health issues like gum disease.

How to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Over recent years, science has found a clear connection between stress and gum disease or periodontitis. Trust your Wilmington biological and holistic family dentists to provide you with some tips that will hopefully help to make you feel better and less stressed. They include:

  1. Exercise regularly in a way that suits you and your body. Yoga and Tai Chi are perfect for lowering your stress levels while also helping your body and mind be balanced and healthy.
  2. Try including some form of prayer or meditation in your day. This gives you a chance to break away from the stresses of the day, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
  3. Make moments each day where you have time for yourself doing something that you find fun and relaxing.
  4. Do you have pets? Show them some love! Studies show that pets are a great source of helping us to chill out and feel calm.

Are you feeling stressed? Do you want someone to talk to about your health issues and concerns? Please schedule a consultation with our holistic and biological family dentists in Wilmington. We have some of the area’s best treatments and technology for safe, non-invasive dentistry. Call us today!

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