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Neil L. Starr, DDS, PC

How Too Much Stress Can Damage Your Teeth


Posted on 8/10/2019 by Neil Starr DDS PC
How Too Much Stress Can Damage Your TeethIn today's world, it is not uncommon for people to be under a lot of stress. Between families and working, and the world around us, you can find yourself rushing from one place to the next without stopping to breath.

However, did you know that too much stress can actually lead to tooth issues? It's true. The more you're stressed, the more dental issues you may be faced with.

What Damages are Seen in Those That are Stressed

Stress is commonly associated with bruxism or grinding of the teeth. Even jaw clenching can be seen in those that have higher stress levels. By reducing the amount of stress you're under, you can reduce the amount of pressure you're putting on your teeth and jaw.

Sometimes, even if the person is not aware of it, they are doing it. The same is true for those that might not do it during the day. These stresses can come out and night and the person may find themselves grinding their teeth during this time.

Stress also leads to not eating enough or eating too much. Both of these have a direct impact on the health of your teeth. You need to have a well-balanced, healthy diet that can directly help your teeth. When you're eating a lot of foods and sugars, this is causing the teeth to break down. If you're not eating enough, then your body is not getting those minerals and vitamins your teeth need.

Speak with us here today to have us take a look at your teeth and recommend the best course of action. If you find that bruxism is the issue you're faced with, then we can recommend a mouth guard until the stress levels in your life are lowered and the teeth grinding is something that is no longer done.


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