Too much stress can affect your entire body, including your mouth. There are several oral problems that can occur due to high stress levels.
-Mouth sores, including canker sores and cold sores.
-Teeth Grinding. Stress may make you grind your teeth or clench them. This can occur during the day or it may even occur without you knowing during your sleep. Grinding your teeth can lead to other problems such as TMJ.
-Neglect of oral care/ bad diet. Stressful situations can lead to forgetting to take care of your teeth or a bad diet. This results in several oral problems.
-Bad Habits. Bad habits such as chewing your nails, pencils, ice, or any objects can result due to stress. These are very bad for your teeth as it results to damage on your teeth.
If you are suffering from any of these problems, don’t stress even more, these can easily be fixed! There are several treatments for each of these problems that are caused by stress. For example, there are many ointments that can help with mouth sores, and there are mouth guards that can be made to help with teeth grinding.
Stress can affect individuals in different ways, and everyone’s case is different. If you feel like your stress is affecting your oral health please make a visit with us at Florence Dentistry. Our dentists will carefully examine your situation in order to provide a treatment that will best help you restore your health to its optimal range!
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