When poor posture causes us to slouch forward, it situates our skulls backwards over our spine, and our mandible is moved forwards. This causes problems with how our teeth come together since they are no longer properly aligned. Our brain tries to make our teeth come together as best as it can. This causes muscles of the face, and our TMJ’s (jaw joints), to be under stress, which causes pain throughout our heads. It also can lead to inflammation of our gums and to tooth damage. CONTINUE -->
It has also been found that since our skeletons interconnect all parts of our bodies, that there can be pain even in the muscles of our pelvis and even down to our foot and toes.
Dr. Marks explains that yoga, and other posture exercises can not only help all your body’s muscles, but also help your gums and teeth and SMILE! This may help prevent dental pain so you don’t have to see the dentist, but Dr. Marks still suggests seeing your dentist at least twice a year. If you have and dental concerns, or want a 2nd opinion, please CONTACT US.