Hello, I’m Dr. Tyler Hales. At my Ladera Ranch practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Ladera Ranch men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Ladera Ranch 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 Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, or San Juan Capistrano drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Rancho Santa Margarita residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Hales Parker 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 Ladera Ranch dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano 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 Hales Parker Dentistry today. We offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and family dentistry. We hope to hear from you soon!
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