In the last blog, Social and Physical Influences on Orthodontic Health, we looked at how problems in our physical and social environments can undermine the health of the mind and body. When such health problems arise it can have negative consequences in our feelings and actions. Keep in mind that as you seek to have a healthy body, having a bright smile to share with others and great orthodontic health will be a boost to your efforts.
The Mind and Feelings Connection
Health complications and challenges can cause us to feel hopeless, dejected, and misunderstood. Eventually such feelings will undermine our desire to direct our lifestyle and efforts to improve our orthodontic health. It is very important to guard against such a process in our lives. When the feeling arises we need to reverse the process by examining our mind and thinking about what our thoughts have been. Have they been encouraging of our continued efforts to overcome health challenges? Or have they fallen into thoughts of limitations yielding to despair. Have we marshaled help from our family and friends to overcome or have we isolated ourselves, walling off the opportunity to be boosted by those around us who care about us? The mind is a battlefield of thoughts and when we win the battle our feelings improve.
Importantly, if you’re reluctant to freely socialize and smile because of concern about the looks of your teeth, perhaps this limitation in your orthodontic health is holding back your positive health moves and feelings and actions that can lead to making the changes in your lifestyle that will enhance your health. Pay attention to this. Look at the battlefield in your mind for times when you thought your smile was not good enough for something your wanted to do.
The Body and Orthodontic Health
Be aware if you’re stuck in an unhealthy environment or unfavorable personal relationships that can drain your enthusiasm for making healthy lifestyle choices. Do your lifestyle habits represent giving up on taking responsibility for your lifestyle? Are you stuck in an unhealthy rut? Look at what you’ve been doing in the last few months, especially your habits relating to body health: rest, exercise, nutrition, intake of unhealthy substances, etc. Start with controlling one of these well and you’ll notice how you feel better. Let this encourage you to take the next step and think with each success you’ll make a profound improvement in the end.
As you make improvement in controlling your social and physical environments a greater level of health will return to your mind and body. This will positively influence your feelings and actions encouraging you to do even better at taking charge of what’s around you, making personal relationships an encouraging experience and keeping your physical environment one that promotes health. Your thoughts will be hopeful, your behavior health promoting, and your feelings will be comfortable and joyous as you see a brighter health future for yourself.
The healthy environment you will live in, both body and mind, will encourage you to appreciate the power of a beautiful smile. If you want to improve the confidence of your smile and react to happiness and joy in your smile without holding back, then improving your orthodontic health will be a rewarding experience for you. As this happens, you begin to benefit from that bright smile, and learn that just the act of a spontaneous big grin will lift your spirits, give you a hopeful outlook, and empower your health and fulfillment. That’s the power of a beautiful smile.
We’re here at Raleigh Orthodontics to help you get that beautiful smile and great orthodontic health to enjoy the rest of your life.
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