Hello, We’re Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai. At our Allen Park general dentistry practice, we have noticed more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. Allen Park 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.
Allen Park 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 Allen Park drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Allen Park area residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Szalai & Szalai DDS our caring 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 Allen Park cosmetic dentistry patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people 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 Szalai & Szalai DDS today. We treat patients from age 20 to 80 and we offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sleep apnea and snoring treatment, and Invislign clear braces. We hope to hear from you soon!
Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai
Szalai & Szalai DDS
5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan 48101