See How Stress Can Disturb Your Oral Health

dca-blog_article-07_stress-affects-oral-health

Doctors are always warning about how stress affects your body and mind, but few mention the many ways that worry can impact your oral health. Now, researchers found a direct link between stress and the state of our oral health. With new evidence showing that stress can contribute to dental problems, it’s important to know how to handle your hassles before personal strain causes dental pain.

The Dental Dangers of Stress

While we’re starting to see how stress can be a key factor in oral health, many may not be aware of the dental conditions it can cause. Check out this list of oral health risks:

  • Canker sores are a mystery to many but are often brought on by stress.
  • Dry mouth occurs when the mouth lacks moisture and often results directly from stress or drugs that depression.
  • Burning mouth syndrome is felt in pain throughout the mouth and is often attributed to psychological problems.
  • Bruxism is another name for tooth grinding and another problem caused by stress.
  • Oral lichen planus appears as a series of oral sores and is thought to be a reaction to stress-induced viral infections.
  • TMJ/TMD can be caused by the tooth grinding and trauma that often occur when facing anxiety and depression.
  • Gum disease can make you more susceptible to infections like periodontal disease.

The Harm on Dental Care

Stress is often seen in direct dental damage, but it also has an indirect impact on your dental care habits. People feeling and facing stress tend to neglect their oral health hygiene, forgetting to brush and floss correctly, and skipping regular dentist visits. Many to start to eat poorly and choose more sugary options. This eventually leads to dental problems, which only increase their anxiety. So stress does more than cause dental damage, it’s also one of the painful effects.

The Path to Peace

While stress is a part of life, you need to learn how to handle your hassles in order to stay healthy. Try following these helpful tips to ease your mind and care for your body:

  • Keep up a good oral hygiene regimen.
  • See an affordable dentist in Atlanta if you’re concerned that stress is harming your teeth and gums.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Seek professional help if you experience extreme anxiety or depression.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call one of our affiliate practices today or make an appointment.

Imagix Dental and its affiliated practices offer affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. Our practices provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable dentists who truly care.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very happy overall. Everybody is nice, helpul and informative from start to finish. Dr. Rigg was very professional, and took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions. I am very […]
Stephanie F.
Great service, friendly staff, nice environment
James F.
Great job on taking care of my dental care. On time appointment, no hazzle , clear on payments up front, no surprises. Friendly folks that are good at what they do. Paul
Paul M.
The office is very professional and I appreciate the consistency with staff and their level of customer service. Also, the prices charged for services are competitive.
Leon S.
Dr. Prempeh was very kind and extremely informative. Not only did she take time to explain what she was doing but she helped my son feel at ease for his first dentist visit. The staff was friendly […]
Carter C.
I just moved to the area and had a great experience here. Everyone was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. From someone who typically doesn’t enjoy visits to the dentist, this was about as […]
Erika J.
I can’t tell how long I’ve been coming to this dentist office the service there is awesome.Staff there is very friendly and sweet ..ha ha but over all I love what they do .Its clean and […]
Kimberly S.
Always treated nice and good work done by all employees. They have good customer relations and concern for what ever your issues, questions or problems.
Shirley H.
Hygienist Clodeth’s thoroughness in working on my teeth.
Kader J.
Staff focused on outstanding professional dental services delivered in a caring, thoughtful manner in which I want to continue our relationship.
James H.
Appointment started on time and was very efficient. Dentist and hygeniest were thorough and professional.
Mary H.
Dr.Lee is amazing. I had to get 3 teeth removed and each tooth took seconds!!! The longest part was waiting for the nova caine to work. Furthermore, I had 5 fillings done by Dr.Lee. Also, I need more […]
Brandy E.
Dr. P , Delores and staff
Douglas B.
It was my first time coming to this office.
Angelica E.
I have been very pleased with the on time appointments, courteous staff and skills of the dentists and technicians.
Maria H.
I always have a great experience when I come here no matter what hygienist I see because they take very good care of me. The front desk staff has always been so pleasant and inviting. My dentist […]
Sharon C.
I found the dental office to be clean and organized. Dr Riggs and Brieanna were so informative helpful. The entire staff was polite and friendly.
Ethan V.
Excellent friendly staff, great Dentist
Mike R.
A co-worker told me about this practice and it’s by far the best dental experience of my life (and I’m old). In a place that most people dread visiting, the office staff, x-ray techs, the women […]
Kerry K.
I had a veneer which was put on years ago detach during a surgical procedure. I showed up without an appointment and within 5 minutes of arriving was in the chair and Dr. Brian Lee was reattaching […]
Jim B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here