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Deeper Insights Into Dentistry – South Portland, ME

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Healthier Living

At Mind Your Mouth, we’re not just concerned with the health of your smile. We care about your overall wellness too. With a unique approach, we are able to keep not only your teeth and gums strong but your mind, body, and spirit as well. There’s an abundance of knowledge available to help you achieve your best, healthiest self through integrative dentistry, yoga, diet, mental health, and other applicable topics within integrative health. Here we provide you the resources you need to get started on your wellness journey.

Please share with us any material on health and wellness that you believe the community will enjoy. Until that time, breathe, know integrative dentistry is a reality at Mind Your Mouth, and enjoy overall wellness.

Gum Disease

The ongoing Swedish study previously found that gum disease (“periodontitis”) was much more common in first-time heart attack patients than in a group of healthy people. In this follow-up study, the researchers examined whether gum disease was associated with an increased risk of new heart problems in both heart attack survivors and healthy people the same age and sex, and living in the same area.

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Tooth Fractures
Jaw Pain

Everyday stressors like a report due at work, the refrigerator breaking and the dog throwing up can sometimes make you want to grit your teeth. But layer on top of that a pandemic, economic uncertainty and political upheaval, and you might start to give your jaw a serious workout — gritting and grinding with as much as 250 pounds of force. Dentists have reported an increase in patients with tooth fractures since the start of the pandemic, which they attribute to bruxism, the technical term for gritting, grinding or clenching your teeth. Thought to be precipitated or exacerbated by stress and anxiety, bruxism is largely subconscious and often occurs during sleep. Most people don’t know they grind their teeth unless a dentist tells them so, based on tooth wear. Less obvious indicators include itchy or plugged ears, neck pain and even premature aging of the face.

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