Yoga and Dental Health: A Review
Yoga is a holistic healing process which provides overall balance to the human body. Yoga has also proved its worth in prevention and management of various oral-facial conditions by stimulating and relaxing various bodily systems which leads to the decrease in the inflammation in the body. The complete information about yoga in dental health had been collected from various journals for the time period of 1997-2018.Conditions such as oral lichen planus, MPDS, xerostomia, aphthous ulcers, bruxism and burning mouth syndrome have been effectively managed by yoga
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