Understanding the Impact of Stress on Oral Health

Stress and Its Effects on Oral Health

At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, Dr. Rika addresses the often-overlooked impact of stress on oral health. This comprehensive discussion explores how stress contributes to various dental issues, from gum disease to tooth grinding.

The Connection Between Stress and Oral Diseases

Stress can lead to an increase in harmful oral bacteria and a decrease in saliva production, which exacerbates the risk of gum disease and cavities. Furthermore, stress often causes people to neglect their oral hygiene routines.

Stress-Induced Behaviors and Oral Health

Common stress-related behaviors include teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching, which can lead to tooth damage and TMJ disorders. Dr. Rika provides strategies to manage these behaviors, including stress reduction techniques and protective dental appliances.

Preventive Measures and Treatments

El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness offers specialized treatments to mitigate the effects of stress on the mouth, such as night guards to prevent teeth grinding and personalized oral care routines to boost overall dental health.

Managing Stress for Better Oral Health

Dr. Rika emphasizes the importance of managing stress as part of a comprehensive approach to oral health. Regular consultations can help identify stress-related oral health issues early and provide effective interventions.

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