At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry we have noticed more and more patients with stress-related dental issues. Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI 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.
Patients 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 offer laser treatment to reduce the outbreak and the duration of the sore.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Rockford MI residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull 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. Comstock Park dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Grand Rapids, Walker, and Sparta areas 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 Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry today. We treat patients from age 3 to 103 and we offer implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. We hope to hear from you soon!
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan