How Stress Affect Your Oral Health

Posted by SILVER FIRS DENTAL on Nov 10 2022, 05:28 AM

We live in a highly stressful world. Stress can be both good and bad. It can motivate you to do your best, accomplish your goals, and increase your productivity. Stress can also make you sick, impact your relationships, and cause you to lose sleep. It overloads your body, causing physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. It can lead to health problems like headaches, high blood pressure, and stomach problems. Additionally, stress can also harm your oral health.

Stress Affecting Oral Health

When you are under a lot of stress, it is more likely that you will neglect your oral hygiene habits. This only makes the situation worse. You may develop cavities and gum disease because of the lack of care you put into your oral health.

Not only does stress cause oral health issues, but it can cause physical issues that may even make it more difficult to care for your teeth. For example, when you are stressed, you may find that you have trouble sleeping at night, which can make it difficult to floss and brush your teeth. You may also grind your teeth or clench your jaw while you are under stress. These actions can damage your tooth enamel and even your teeth.

The best way to combat stress is to make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. This way, you can keep your smile healthy and ensure that it stays that way for a long time. You can speak with your dentist about ways to manage stress so you can avoid damaging your oral health.

If you experience any symptoms of stress, such as grinding your teeth, clenching your jaw, or feeling irritable, ask your dentist for help. They may suggest wearing a night guard while you sleep so that you won’t damage your teeth while you rest. Take good care of your smile by maintaining good oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist for regular visits. This will help to keep your mouth healthy and away from the effects of stress on your oral and overall health. There are also other ways to combat stress, like meditation, exercise, yoga, etc. But if your stress is worse, then it is better to seek a therapist to feel better again!

Schedule an appointment with Silver Firs Dental to have a consultation with our dentist. We are at 13209 44th Ave SE #201, Mill Creek, WA 98012. Contact us at (425) 225-5757 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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