Hello, I’m Dr. Orey Pence. At my Fishers practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Fishers men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Fishers 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 Carmel, McCordsville, or Pendleton drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Indianapolis residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Pence Family Dentistry, our friendly staff can determine if a nightguard 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 Fishers dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Carmel, McCordsville, and Pendleton 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 Pence Family Dentistry today. We offer pinhole surgery, sedation dentistry, integrative dentistry, and In-House. We hope to hear from you soon!