Achieve a New Level of Health Right Here in Marlton, NJ

With age comes wisdom—and part of that wisdom is knowing how important it is to actively care for our health as we grow older. As we reach middle age and beyond, it’s normal to view your health more seriously than you might have in your 20s or 30s. Maybe you were recently diagnosed with a new health issue or you simply came to your own conclusion that you’re not quite as fit as you’d like to be.

Regardless of what motivates you, improving your health isn’t difficult, and you can find plenty of resources to help you on your journey right here in Marlton, NJ.

Here are our 5 tips for improving your mental and physical health right here in our South Jersey community.

1. Get a better night’s sleep by developing a sleep schedule and finding a solution for your snoring habit.

Your quality of sleep has a direct correlation to your health.

Studies show that chronic insufficient sleep is linked to a number of health risks, including diabetes, heart disease, immune system suppression, and obesity. Achieving more restful sleep can be done by implementing a regular sleep schedule, but you also need to eliminate health-related causes that could be standing in your way.

A common contributing factor to insufficient sleep is snoring. Snoring can often be linked to sleep apnea, especially in older individuals. If nightly snoring is your new normal, it’s important to get it checked out by a health professional.

You might not realize it, but your dentist plays an important role in sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Van Instendal can examine you and coordinate with your general physician to determine a sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment plan, which may include oral appliance therapy.

2. Decompress and get rid of built-up stress with a visit to a full-service wellness center.

Stress isn’t always bad, in fact, it can be a wonderful source of motivation. However, chronic stress that is left to build up can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health.

Without regular decompression sessions, stress can cause or contribute to a huge number of health problems, including asthma, anxiety, migraines, stomach ulcers, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. Built-up stress can be particularly dangerous for individuals with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

You can practice stress decompression exercises at home in the form of deep breathing, meditation, or a good ol’ bubble bath. But another wonderful option is to treat yourself to an afternoon at the Halo Wellness Center in Marlton, NJ.

At the Halo Wellness Center, you can choose from a number of relaxing services, like massage, facials, and kinesiology. You can also participate in yoga classes, red-light therapy, and visit the sauna or Himalayan salt room.

3. Visit your dentist on a regular basis and get existing dental issues addressed promptly.

Staying healthy isn’t just about seeing your doctor on a regular basis. Your oral health is directly linked to your overall health, which means visiting your dentist and getting treatment as needed is crucial.

At Acorn Dental, we recommend that most patients see us every six months for dental hygiene visits. Dental hygiene visits give our hygienists a chance to clean your teeth, remove plaque build-up, and check your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, irritation, unusual wear, etc. Dr. Van Instendal may also take a look at your teeth during these exams or schedule you for a comprehensive exam on an annual basis.

If a problem is spotted, it’s important to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Untreated tooth decay and gum inflammation/gingivitis are common problems that can lead to serious issues, including tooth loss, periodontitis (gum disease), and systemic infection.

Be sure to ask us how our cosmetic dentistry services and dental implants can help improve your oral health as well.