Posted by Edgewater Dental on Nov 16 2022, 02:28 AM
Stress is your body's reaction to any change that requires a physical, mental, or emotional adjustment or response. Stress can be positive or negative. While most people deal with stress at some point, it can be harmful to your health when it becomes chronic.
Stress is a normal part of life, but too much stress can take a toll on your health. While your oral and overall health may both be affected by stress, it's your oral health that may be affected first. That's because the jaw is often the source of the tension created during stressful moments. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding are common reactions to stress and can cause enamel damage as well as headaches and other aches and pains. This internal reaction to external pressures can also create TMJ disorder, which can then affect your overall health in a variety of ways.
Here are some ways stress can impact oral health:
By taking steps to reduce your stress levels, we can help reduce your risk for these negative health effects.
There are many ways that you can reduce stress to help decrease your risk of gum disease. Try implementing stress management techniques into your routine, such as exercising, practicing meditation, or taking a hot bath when you are experiencing particularly stressful days at work. In addition, make sure that you keep up with your nightly oral hygiene routine so that you can prevent plaque buildup that can lead to cavities and gum disease.
Talk to our dentist about how you can make healthier lifestyle choices to care for your teeth. Our team will talk with you about any symptoms you're experiencing, then conduct a thorough examination to determine if there's an underlying cause for your concern. Then, we'll discuss potential treatment options with you so you can make an informed decision about your personalized treatment plan.
If you haven't since your dentist recently, or if you wish to learn more tips for maintaining good oral health, call us at (832) 532-7120 and schedule an appointment with us.
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