Stress & Oral Health

with today’s recent economic worries
more people are demonstrating signs of stress this increased stress is a danger
to health including oral health one of the more common effects of stress on
dental health is teeth grinding known as bruxism, bruxism can cause headaches
soreness in the jaw and may lead to chipped fractured or broken teeth it’s
also common to grind your teeth at night without you even knowing it. Your dentist
can fit you with a custom night guard to protect your teeth physical therapy
muscle relaxers counseling and exercise may help to reduce stress during the day
studies also suggest a link between stress and periodontal disease so even
in tough economic times it’s important for you to make regular dental visits
for the mouth healthy moment I’m dr. Maria Lopez howell

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