Cultivate…HABITS around Oral Health related to Mental Health

It’s rarely talked about, but there is a relationship between oral health and mental health. People experiencing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and even prolonged stress suffer oral health problems at higher rates than the rest of the population. These oral health problems can include erosion, tooth decay, periodontitis, and loss of teeth.…

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Cultivate…HABITS around Screen Time

Cultivating good habits around screen time is important to child development. In fact, “the more screen time [children] logged, the lower their skills in language, literacy, imagery, and self-regulation. This was even found on a structural level – the white matter tracts within the brain were affected.” (source:https://www.forbes.com/sites/fernandezelizabeth/2019/12/12/screen-time-habits-start-at-a-young-age/#7ca3d7f92471) Still, this is a guilt-free zone, and right now…

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Cultivate…HABITS with Eye Contact

Most children (and adults too) need us to stop what we are doing from time to time and give them eye contact and our undivided attention. Our sensitivity to eye contact begins incredibly early. Infants of just two days of age prefer looking at faces that gaze back at them. Similarly, recordings of the brain activity of four-month-olds show that they…

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Cultivate… HABITS and exercise for your brain

Regular physical exercise has many health benefits to our brains and bodies. When we exercise, the blood flow increases and our brain is exposed to more oxygen, nutrients, and proteins that promote the growth of new neurons. Physical activity also increases dopamine and endorphins that makes us feel happy while getting rid of chemicals that…

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