How Stress Impacts Your Oral Health

April is Stress Awareness Month! Stress impacts your oral health more than you may realize. One of the most common ways can emerge in teeth grinding habits. This can lead to dental damage, which impacts your overall oral function. However, stress can also lead to neglect of your oral care routines or necessary dental appointments. You can also incorporate sugary treats, alcoholic beverages, or tobacco products as a way of coping, which can increase your risk for serious dental issues.

Be sure to incorporate stress management into your life. Make sure you eat healthy, limit alcohol consumption, and cut out tobacco completely. Also, don’t forget to brush twice a day and floss at least once. Regular dental checkups are also necessary.

Wondering about the impact stress has had on your smile? Call White Oak Dental today at 301-328-1183 to schedule your appointment in Silver Spring, MD. You can also ​​schedule online

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