We’ve all been warned about the physical effects of stress. Doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. At Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa, our team advocates for our patients’ oral health and preventative dentistry.
Don’t try to relieve stress with overeating, over drinking, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. Stress that is not properly managed can impact the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.
The obvious oral health dangers are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the eating too much sugar. But did you know that stress can also
- intensify plaque generation,
- trigger canker sores and
- increase the risk of periodontal disease?
Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
It’s ironic, but for some Tampa residents, dental visits cause major anxiety. What if the thought of visiting a dentist sends your blood pressure through the roof? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, make an appointment at Kernagis Dental Excellence in the Tampa, Apollo Beach , Lithia or FishHawk area. We offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, as well as dental emergency care.
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