yes, practicing yoga has surprising effects on oral health also…various postures and pranayama’s involved in yoga improves your oral health in many ways like….
*KEEPS STRESS AWAY:
yoga keeps your body & mind in control therefore reduces stress and thus helps in decreasing teeth grinding or clenching referred as bruxism.
*HELPS IN CHEWING FOOD:
yoga encourages better saliva production by stimulating salivary glands. Saliva helps the breakdown of food particles, making swallowing easier. More saliva reduces risk of bacterial growth in your mouth. Dry mouth (or) xerostomia can lead to plaque accumulation and gum diseases and tooth decay and bad breath or halitosis.
poor posture has a bad effect on entire body leading to stress on neck, spine and collar bone and then effecting position and shape of the jaws.
so practicing yoga 3 times a week keeps your entire body and posture aligned.
YOGA TEACHES YOU HOW TO BREATH:
we already knew that” breathing is basis of practicing yoga.
proper breathing technique prevent your mouth and throat from drying out, which is a great way to keep bacteria out of your mouth.
This also help curb your cigarette cravings, if you’re a smoker.