Stress can have a detrimental effect on your dental health as well as your overall health:
– Stress can lead to clenching of the jaw and tooth grinding which wear away the enamel leaving teeth susceptible to decay.
– Changes in cortisol levels caused by stress can affect the immune system, increasing susceptibility to gum disease.
– See your dentist regularly so they can spot any signs of poor dental health as soon as possible.
“Someone stressed out or sick might be more apt to disregard proper oral hygiene, leading to inflamed gums or tooth decay.”
Read the full story here: https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/03/07/stress-might-be-ruining-your-teeth/