Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yoga For Better Oral Health!

Yoga is a popular form of exercise that helps strengthen the body, helps with flexibility, helps ease body pain and helps improve posture and balance. But did you know that yoga can help improve your oral health?

Below are some interesting ways yoga can help improve your oral health:

  • Reduces Jaw Pain - Poor posture can cause the lower jaw to move forward eventually causing jaw pain also known as TMJ. Certain yoga poses can help with posture which will take the strain off the jaw.
  • Dry Mouth - Stress is a major factor in causing dry mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva being produced. Saliva is very important because it helps wash away bad bacteria that is has accumulated. Yoga relaxes the body and mind which increases saliva production eliminating dry mouth. 
  • Reduces Inflammation - Inflammation is the body's attempt at self protection. Bacteria in the mouth can cause gum inflammation. Yoga is believed to help reduce inflammation due to stress. 
Yoga needs to be preformed daily to see any results!

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