How Stress Affects Your Dental Health

Stress.  Everyone experiences stress at one point or another, but some of us experience it more than others.  Stress can be caused by having a high pressure job, financial problems or simply having too much to do and not enough time to do it all.  While a little stress is to be expected, and even healthy, too much stress can lead to serious health issues in your body and your mouth.

Too much stress can sometimes lead to bruxism.  Bruxism is also known as grinding your teeth.  Grinding your teeth at night, when you don’t realize you’re doing it can lead to serious tooth damage and may even cause TMJ.

Although they are harmless, stress can sometimes cause canker sores.  Canker sores can appear inside your mouth or on your lips and can sometimes be quite painful.

Long-term stress can affect your immune system dramatically.  The risk of periodontal disease is greatly increased when affected by too much stress for a long period of time.

Stress is all but impossible to avoid, but resolving your stress quickly can help improve your oral health, as well as your overall health.  If you are experiencing any of the systems above, make an appoint today to resolve your oral health concerns.

Call today to schedule your Courtesy Dental Consultation, at Aesthetika, we have been creating healthy smiles for 25 years!

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