Connection Between Mental and Oral Health

Two seemingly unrelated aspects of our health - mental health and oral health, have an interesting cyclical and under-recognized connection: our mental health affects our oral health, and our oral health affects our mental health. Mental health can have serious consequences on oral health. Several studies have shown that individuals with depression are more likely [...]

2021-02-15T19:28:49-05:00February 26th, 2021|Mental Health|

Physical Exercise – Impact on Mental Health

Physical fitness is often depicted as heavy weightlifting or intense cardio to help make your body fitter. What is often ignored is the impact that physical fitness can have on one’s mental health and well-being. Strengthening the mind can be just as important as strengthening the physical body. Physiologically, exercise enables the release of endorphins [...]

2021-01-23T15:02:36-05:00January 29th, 2021|Mental Health|

Hobbies, Neural Connections, and Resilience

We are at a time in life where very little is “normal.” Everyone is struggling in some capacity or another. The young adult age group is facing a unique challenge in that while they are more technologically connected, their fears and anxieties have led to social isolation. This has impacted their ability to establish themselves [...]

2020-12-19T15:02:45-05:00January 1st, 2021|Mental Health|

The Art and Science of Happiness

If “What do you want from life?” was a question posed on the game Family Feud, nine out of ten people would say “to be happy.” Even though most people want to seek happiness in their lives, few really know what true happiness is. From the Greek philosopher Aristotle, to the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund [...]

2020-09-10T22:43:33-04:00August 14th, 2020|Mental Health|
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