Hello, we’re Dr. Hammond. At our Provo cosmetic dental practice we have noticed more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. Provo men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Provo 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 Provo, Orem, or Utah County drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Orem residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry our friendly and professional 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 Provo dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Provo, Orem, and Utah County 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 Hammond Aesthetic and General Dentistry today. We treat patients from age 20 to 80 and we offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear braces. We hope to hear from you soon!
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry
3575 N 100 E, Ste 200
Provo, Utah zip code