Reconciling mental health and dental health
As you already know, even small changes can make a big difference. But when it comes to your own health, you should focus even more on your health, including of course your dental health.
Last week we explained how bad teeth can also affect your mental health. Today, learn what you can do to manage your mental and dental health
Watch your diet: eat a balanced diet
Try to eat foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus, such as milk and cheese, or foods that are rich in these nutrients, such as broccoli, spinach and oranges. All these foods can help build strong bones and teeth and promote healthy oral flora.
A good supply of antioxidants is also important. Antioxidants are chemicals found in some foods that protect the body from free radicals. For example, they protect your body from substances that damage cells and lead to disease. Antioxidants are found in berries, citrus fruits and dark chocolate, for example
Recognise signs and symptoms of poor dental health early on
Actively look out for signs and symptoms associated with poor dental health. Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, jaw pain, toothache, black spots and sensitivity to hot and cold foods can be signs of dental problems and indicate poor oral hygiene.
In any case, you should see your dentist and get his or her opinion. To prevent these types of dental problems in the long term, we recommend dental care with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush.
Visit your dentist regularly
Are you afraid of the dentist? No reason not to visit him regularly. Especially if your fear of the dentist is so great, you should visit him more often. In order to give your fear a little less room, we recommend that you make a list of questions, the answers to which will ease your fear.
Not only can your dentist help you minimise your fears, but he or she can also help you find a treatment method that will help you in the long term. Remember that you can work with your dentist to manage your treatment fears. This is good for your oral health and for your psyche.