Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
Your Nashville airway-centric dentists at Devine Dentistry are ready to share the best-kept anti-aging secret you never thought you’d hear. Is it a facial cream or wash? Is it a dental procedure? Is it a magic pill? No! It’s breathing through your nose. Yes, really! Nasal breathing is scientifically proven to help slow aging and naturally reduce wrinkles. Read on to learn how breathing through your nose could help you maintain a youthful, fresh appearance.
The Mouth-Body Connection and Nitric Oxide
We believe that dental health and overall health are connected. A healthy gleaming smile makes you appear younger, but your skin is this biggest factor in determining how old you look. So, how can breathing through your nose help your skin? The answer boils down to two simple words: nitric oxide. This gas forms when oxygen and nitrogen meet in a high-temperature environment—such as the one inside your body. Nitric oxide encourages more oxygenation of your blood, and breathing through your nose is the best way to guarantee that your body produces the right amounts of nitric oxide.
The Benefits of Nitric Oxide
Nitric oxide aids in nearly every process your body performs to survive. It makes your blood vessels supple and flexible. The presence of a good supply of nitric oxide in your bloodstream encourages your blood vessels to dilate. On the other hand, low levels of nitric oxide will constrict your blood vessels, potentially affecting your blood pressure. Plump blood vessels that are healthy and oxygenated are why nitric oxide has an anti-aging effect. It creates fuller looking, rejuvenated skin that is better at healing itself.
Your skin isn’t the only thing that will experience positive changes if you breathe through your nose, however.
Other benefits include:
- Helps improve impotence or erectile dysfunction
- Increases exercise performance and energy levels
- Improves inflammatory response
- Lowers your chances of muscles soreness
- Decreases blood pressure
- Improves memory
- Reduces risk for both stroke and heart attack
- Helps manage Type-2 diabetes
- Boosts your body’s immune-healing capabilities
- Increases your overall quality of health
- Improves gut function and digestion
- Helps manage weight
- Decreases the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other behavioral and emotional disorders
- Improves sleep quality
The Risks of Mouth Breathing
If you’re regularly breathing through your mouth instead of your nose, you’re not receiving the health benefits of a good supply of nitric oxide. You might not even realize that you’re breathing through your mouth until you catch yourself doing it. This unconscious habit also can make you more susceptible to cavities and sleep apnea. Mouth breathing is especially detrimental for children, as it hinders their development. Devine Dentistry can help you correct your breathing through a course of myofunctional therapy.
Nitric oxide is the body’s built-in wrinkle reducer if you’re looking for a way to stop wrinkles in their tracks. Devine Dentistry wants to help you. Learn more or schedule a consultation today by calling our office at (615) 269-4209 if you’re located in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville, Tennessee.