At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale we have noticed more and more patients with stress-related dental issues. Midvale men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Midvale 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 Cottonwood Heights, Murray, or Sugar House drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Salt Lake City residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at The Fort Union Dentist our friendly 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 Midvale dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people 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 The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale. People from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House come here for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call today!
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