Ways Oral Health is Linked to Mental Health

Many people don’t consider the health of their teeth and how it impacts how they feel, but there actually exists a very close relationship between mental health and oral health. Each is linked to the other in a remarkable number of ways, creating a circle that can lead to worsening mental health and declining oral health without intervention.

While the full relationship between mental health and oral health is only just being explored, there have already been a number of direct links established between the health of the mind and how it can affect the body.

Good mental health is important for good oral health, and the same is also very true in reverse.

The Impact of Poor Mental Health on Oral Health

When you take a closer look at some mental illnesses, it’s very easy to see how they may affect the health of a person’s mouth, teeth and gums. read more