There’s a saying that goes: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and although that could hold equal weight as it pertains to a dentist, it’s not entirely true. A simple piece of fruit will of course not keep your physical or oral health in complete right-standing indefinitely, but we believe the idea is that a healthy diet can help guard against physical ailments.
Smiling and Your Mental Health
Your physical health is highly important, of course, but your mental health also plays a huge role in whether you stay well overall.
Studies have actually proven that a positive outlook, which we believe includes smiling, can assist greatly in your mood, and thus – your health.
Perhaps that’s where the other cliché comes into play: “laughter is the best medicine”. A body without ill-feelings or contempt, in a state of happy rest, is less likely to be secreting high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and thus the acidic levels in your body should remain low.
Acid is also a contributor to dental health concerns. From gum disease to cavities, acidic bacteria in the mouth can lead to various dental issues, so keeping your body as alkaline as possible will better ensure your oral health.
So whether it’s an apple or a smile, both a healthy diet and a positive attitude can contribute to your health – both physically and mentally.
At DentistsRUs, our dentist offices offer sedation dentistry and general dentistry, including wisdom teeth extractions & other dental services, for clients in Burnaby, Langley, New Westminster, Port-Coquitlam & Coquitlam (Tri-cities). We offer direct billing services to most insurance plans for your convenience, and our team of dentists along with our dental support staff are committed to working with you and your family dentist to provide dental care tailored to your individual needs.
Call or click on any one of our offices below to begin your oral care!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View