Every aspect of health works in tandem. Unfortunately, many of us forget this. I’m guilty of this myself. I’ll work out and eat right, but I don’t take the time I need to relax and treat myself right. We tend to focus on our physical health because it’s easier to conceptualize what we can see. Oral and mental health don’t have the same benefit. They’re harder to see, which is why they’re often neglected.
It might surprise you to discover a connection between mental health and oral health. Those who suffer from bad breath and other dental issues can find themselves feeling isolated with lowered self-esteem. Some psychologists have even found a link between oral health and anxiety.
When we hear the word ‘health,’ our brains tend to conjure up images of physical illnesses or injuries. The definition of health is expanding to include mental health, but dental is still forgotten. Perhaps this is because it technically is part of your physical health. We, however, have just learned to think of it as its own entity.
All health is health, and we should take care of every aspect of it. It may be difficult at times; however, it is completely necessary to consider. We want to know your tips for taking care of your health when it seems too difficult to handle. Keep a look out for further information on the relationship between mental health and oral health!