In this blog post from Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno CA, we’re going to talk about stress and your teeth. Stress can really do a number on them!
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
People who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend over-the-counter topical anesthetics, which you can find at any drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Mirelez Wellness Dental our staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.
And dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people tend to eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Mirelez Wellness Dental today. We offer family and cosmetic dentistry, and are a holistic practice. We hope to hear from you soon!
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