This message from Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin is about stress. Most people have been warned about its physical effects. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep.
We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, too much alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending.
Stress that is not properly managed can impact the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.
The obvious oral health hazards are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also exacerbate plaque generation, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of gingivitis? Another problem is that when men and women are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.
If you’re concerned about the effects stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment with us at Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. We offer comprehensive general and restorative dentistry, and much more. People from Leduc, Camrose, and Ponoka trust us with their smiles! Call to schedule an appointment today.
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