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Impacts of Stress On Oral Health

Posted on 7/24/2023 by Robert Leale
Impacts of Stress On Oral Health Stress does not just affect your oral health but your overall health as well. As per the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, reports revealed that almost two-thirds of people who have had depression experienced toothaches. Everyone goes through stress at one point in their life. Nevertheless, too much stress if not managed will impact your teeth.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is the number one dental indicator of stress. However, most people are not conscious when teeth grinding because it mostly happens at night. If you are not alert, teeth grinding can aggravate to become a chronic condition that will damage not only your, teeth but also your sleep patterns. Be on the lookout for these teeth-grinding indicators. Firstly, waking up with headaches or mild forms of migraines. Secondly, tooth sensitivity when drinking hot or cold drinks. Thirdly, unsolved damage to your tooth enamel. Fourthly and lastly, feeling overly tired through the day probably because you did not sleep well through the night.

Gum Disease

Stress can overwhelm your immune system. This can lead to the onset and progression of gum disease. Periodontitis does not just affect your oral health but other parts of the body as well. For instance, the bacteria responsible for gum disease can easily find their way to the bloodstream and thus causing stroke or heart attack due to decreased blood flow.

Oral and Canker Sores

Canker sores though harmless can be painful. They are white spots inside the mouth and are associated with increased stress levels. You experience pain especially when chewing or talking. Sometimes oral sores present as ulcers or white or red spots. You will agree with us that ulcers come about majorly due to stress. What is the bottom line? It is important to keep stress levels at bay. Do not compromise your dental and overall health over stress. More importantly, we are a call away. Get in touch with us today for all your dental needs.

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