Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Lewisville people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Coppell, Valley Ranch, or Flower Mound drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Dallas residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at The Lewisville Dentist our involved staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.
And Lewisville dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Coppell, Valley Ranch, and Flower Mound areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at The Lewisville Dentist today. We offer sedation dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, and dentures. We hope to hear from you soon!
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