Most people have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Doctors remind us to protect ourselves from its dangers of by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. But did you know stress can also impact your dental health? The Dental Design Center in White Plains is using this blog post to explain.
The obvious stress-related dental health dangers is teeth grinding, also called bruxism. That’s when people clench their teeth unconsciously. It can happen when your awake or asleep. It can wear away at the surface of tooth enamel, and lead to increased pain or sensitivity.
Stress can also exacerbate plaque generation, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of gingivitis. Another problem is that when individuals are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.
If you’re concerned about the effects stress can have on your dental health, request an appointment with The Dental Design Center in White Plains. Our services includes general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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