During this difficult time, we want to remind our patients to keep maintaining their oral health as well as their physical health. At Vassey Dental Partners, our patient’s health is our priority. We would also like to review several dental issues that may arise in stressful situations. Being aware of these dental problems will make it easier for our dentists to diagnose and treat you.
Dental Problems Linked to Stress
Mouth Sores: Canker or cold sores are often caused by emotional stress. They can also cause pain and cause discomfort for patients.
TMJ: Temporomandibular joint disorders can be caused by stress. In addition, clenching and grinding teeth in stressful situations and at night can cause headaches, tooth damage, jaw pain, and other often painful symptoms.
Poor Oral Hygiene and Diet: Patients who are stressed may not be giving themselves the time to brush teeth or floss regularly. In addition, a poor diet resulting from stress can cause a lack of vitamins and nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients not only benefit your physical health but your oral health as well. In addition, be sure you are eating regular, healthy meals. A diet that is high in sugar can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Gum Disease: Being under stress can affect your immune system and can cause damage to your gums. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is an oral health problem that can cause gum recession and even tooth loss.
Dry mouth: A lack of saliva in your mouth can cause dry mouth. Saliva has many oral health benefits as it washes away food particles from your teeth and gums.
Your Dentist in Peachtree City, GA
At this time we are prioritizing emergency services for patients with dental problems including a tooth abscess, knocked out permanent tooth, or broken dental restoration. Contact our Peachtree City dentists at (770) 676-1291 today.