Oral Health Affects Your Mental Health

Sure we can get down on ourselves about our teeth not being perfect or white enough but even more importantly, oral health might also affect your mental health.

Research from the Journal of Psychiatric Research suggests that there is a connection between patients suffering from gingivitis and those living with depression. The study included 6,544 patients with chronic gingivitis and 6,544 without chronic gingivitis over 16 years.

Inflammation, cortisol levels, medication and lack of care all play a role. To read more about this go to Dentistry Today's Oral Health Impact on Mental Health

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