Hello, I’m Dr. Joseph Weber, a family dentist in Gainesville GA. At my practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Gainesville men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, gum disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Gainesville 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 Cumming, Norcross, or Athens drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Lawrenceville residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Weber Family Dental our warm and 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 Gainesville dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Cumming, Norcross, and Athens 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 Weber Family Dental today. We treat patients from age 3 to 93 and we offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. We hope to hear from you soon!
Weber Family Dental
957 Enota Ave.
Gainesville, Georgia zip code