Hello, I’m Dr. Ben Emery. At my Casper practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Casper men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Casper people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers 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 Riverton, Thermopolis, or Douglas drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Casper residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Priority Dental our convenience 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 Casper dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Riverton, Thermopolis, and Douglas 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 Priority Dental today. We offer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics, and sedation dentistry. We hope to hear from you soon!
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