Stress can have a negative effect on your entire body. When your body is under stress, cortisol is released to help the body deal with the situation at hand. This makes important functions like digestion and immunity take a backseat in favor of dealing with whatever is causing stress. The result is often unpleasant symptoms such as bad breath, changes in appetite or sleep habits, and even dry mouth.
When stress becomes too much to handle, it affects more than just your mind – it also affects the health of your body and your mouth. Here’s how it can impact your smile.
If you’re experiencing increased levels of stress, try implementing stress management techniques into your daily life, such as exercising, meditating, or even talking to someone about what’s bothering you. You may also want to visit your dentist for an exam to ensure that your smile is healthy.
By following a few simple steps, you can help protect your oral health and improve your quality of life. Don’t neglect the oral health needs of your family! Take preventative measures by scheduling an appointment with a dentist today.
If you’ve recently experienced a life-changing event and you’re worried about how your life might be changing your oral health, talk to your dentist about what you can do to protect your smile.
To schedule an appointment with us or to learn more oral-care tips, visit Cascade Dental Group LLC at 1296 Commercial St SE, Suite 102, Salem, OR 97302, or call us at (503) 399-0724.