At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, we have noticed more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. Men and women may not think about it, but stress can actually do a number on your oral health in Charlotte. Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Charlotte patients who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting different health issues 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 Myers Park, Cotswold, or South Park drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed residents and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman, our friendly staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce tooth grinding. Furthermore, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque. For gum disease treatment, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Lastly, dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral health in Charlotte. Many people in Myers Park, Cotswold, and South Park 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 Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman today. We offer smile makeovers, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. We hope to hear from you soon!