This post from Chesterfield Smile Design is about stress and your smile. 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, unhealthy alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. (Even though many of us are guilty!)
Stress that is not effectively managed can affect the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.
The obvious oral health dangers are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also intensify 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 effects stress can have on your teeth, request an appointment with us at Chesterfield Smile Design today. We offer a broad scope of services, from general dentistry to sleep apnea treatment. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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