Most people have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep.
We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, extreme alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. (Even though many of us are guilty!)
Stress that is not effectively managed can influence the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.
The obvious oral health risks are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also exacerbate plaque generation, trigger canker sores, and increase the risk of periodontitis? Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.
If you’re concerned about the consequences stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment with Steven Gustafson at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry today. We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, and Invisalign.
It’s ironic, but for some Royal Oak residents, dental visits cause major anxiety. What if the thought of visiting a dentist sends your blood pressure through the roof? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.
Relax. We can help you get the dental treatment you need.
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