Can Stress Affect Your Dental Health?

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Yes! When a person is stressed, they are likely to grind their teeth at night (this is called bruxism) which can wear down your teeth and cause problems. How do you know if you are doing this when you sleep? When you wake up in the morning or from a nap, do you have a headache, or does your jaw hurt? If so, you could be grinding your teeth. Take care of yourself in 2020, by reducing your stress and seeing us on a regular basis. If you are taking medication, whether it is anti-anxiety or for hypertension, let us know. Some medications have side effects that can hinder your dental health or treatment.

Call us today to schedule your next appointment. We care for our patients, including your stress level and want to help you achieve your healthiest smile.