Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Those who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as canker 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 Black Hills, Southern Hills, or Mount Rushmore drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Custer residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Destination Dentistry our knowledgeable 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 Custer dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Black Hills, Southern Hills, and Mount Rushmore 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 Destination Dentistry today. We offer sedation dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, cosmetic dentistry, and TMJ/TMD treatment. We hope to hear from you soon!
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