How Forest Bathing Impacts Your Oral Health

July 23, 2021by admin

Scrub a dub dub, we’re sitting in the…forest

When was the last time you took a forest bath? No, it’s not a bubble bath in the woods. It’s simply spending time in nature; a simple action that can do a lot of good for your overall health. Think back to a time you were surrounded by nature – a hike through a forest, time spent in a garden, reading a book under a canopy of trees — did you feel calm, less anxious, less stressed than usual? 

Studies have found that forest bathing can improve mood, reduce blood pressure, improve concentration, and even boost immune health. Theories suggest the fresh air, exposure to natural lighting, even the scent of the outdoors may be the reason why, and for the immune health boost – there’s a scientifically proven reason why and they’re called phytoncides.

Phytoncides protect plants — and your health!

Phytoncides are substances that plants and trees emit to protect themselves. They have antimicrobial properties that can help us ward off infection and other diseases. When you spend time in nature you breathe in the phytoncides that have been released and your body responds by producing more natural killer cells (a type of white blood cell that kills off tumour and virus-infected cells in the body). 

Go forest bathing to preserve your overall health

Your care providers at Lakeside Family Dental believe it takes a holistic approach for a healthy body, mind and mouth. Of course, we recommended that you brush and floss, but we also hope you’ll try incorporating the odd forest bath into your overall health regime – brush, floss, forest!

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Michelle sherwoodMichelle sherwood
14:16 22 Sep 22
Absolutely amazing! Very highly recommend! Everyone made me feel welcome and always made me feel at ease as I was very anxious and embarrassed. I required Dentures the whole experience was awesome from start to finish. Very highly skilled! I drove one hour to and from each appointment and it was worth it!
Gary SheaGary Shea
14:14 26 Jul 22
The service is excellent by all the staff and Dr Cohen is by far the best dentist that I have ever been to. He is knowledgeable and experienced and ensures that you are comfortable while he is working on your teeth. Many people are concerned with the freezing process when having work done, but Dr. Cohen is so good that you will literally not feel anything. I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen.
David GagnerDavid Gagner
18:50 15 Jun 22
There is no joy living with bad teeth. Less joy understanding how expensive help can be. Most centres are more concerned with money, rather than the patient. Lakeside, Dr. Cohen and the team, are amazing. Why? Because they put me first. Are honest with options and realistic treatment. They want the same thing that I have wanted for years, to see me smile again. I believe in their team, their approach and their desire to make a difference for every patient. They have my trust.
John WrightJohn Wright
20:10 11 May 22
Dr Michael did a great job on my first implant. I was so impressed with the high level of personal service that I transferred my account from a dentist where I had a 20+ year relationship. I feel Lakeshore Dental can serve me better as I need more crowns and implants. The office is clean, spacious and as safe as any business can be. I recommend Dr Michael and his excellent and very friendly support team
Michelle OagMichelle Oag
14:17 09 May 22
I was recommended this dental office by a coworker, I've had many dentists before that didn't understand how sensitive my teeth actually are and since my very first appointment here I knew I finally found the one. They are extremely friendly, very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you might have. Very professional and clean environment. They bill your insurance directly which is a huge relief, I'm so happy to have a dentist I can trust. They are so gentle, you also don't feel the needles going in! This is the first dental office where I didn't feel ANY pain whatsoever. I cannot say enough good things about them.

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