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Neglecting to Brush Your Teeth Could Be a Sign of Mental Health Struggles

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Hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest Whitney Catalano discuss a new study on oral care and mental health. While you might expect hygiene habits to decline during mental health challenges, the research suggests otherwise.

Mental Health and Oral Hygiene

A new study challenges assumptions, showing that people experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges may still maintain good oral care habits.

Taking Care of Yourself

Neglecting basic routines like brushing teeth, going to the gym, or cleaning can be a red flag that someone is struggling with their mental and emotional well-being.

Supporting Loved Ones

If you notice concerning changes in a loved one’s routine, approach them gently. Offer support, ask open-ended questions, and avoid judgment.

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