The Dental Clinic in Dubai explains that when people are under a lot of stress they lose track of their daily routine and sink into depression and despair and a direct cause of this is poor dental hygiene. If you fail to look after your dental health it can have a huge impact on your general health as well. This is especially true if you already suffer from periodontal disease, and neglecting any part of your dental routine, it can directly impact periodontal disease and make it worse. People who are dealing with stress tend to develop very unhealthy eating habits as well. This includes snacking on larger amounts of sugary foods and drinks. These bad habits all contribute to tooth decay.
Teeth grinding or Bruxism is another condition caused by stress. When people are stressed they start grinding their teeth, through the day or at night. This is a subconscious act, and it is not a direct impact of stress but stress makes it worse. Some of the dental issues associated with teeth grinding includes, headaches, ear pain, worn down teeth, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Issue, sensitive teeth, chipped or cracked teeth that need Dental Fillings and receding gums or teeth. The remedy for teeth grinding is the use of a night guard which can be worn while you sleep, to minimize the damage caused to your teeth. This is prescribed by the dentist.
Mouth sores come in the form of cold sores or canker sores. Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus. This condition is highly contagious. Cold sores are blisters that are filled with fluid and appear on or around the lips. They sometimes appear under the nose or around the chin area. Emotional stress can trigger an outbreak of cold sores. Treatment options include, over-the-counter remedies and prescription antiviral drugs, but most often they heal on their own.
Canker sores are small ulcers with a white or greyish base and bordered with red. Canker sores are not contagious. They last up to 7 – 10 days. Food containing acid and spices should be avoided as they irritate the sores. Medication is often prescribed by a dentist.
Extreme stress can lead to depression and those who suffer from depression have the tendency to aggravate periodontal disease. For those who are already suffering from periodontal disease and is under medication, stress can reduce the effect of the treatment. Therefore, it is important to learn healthy coping mechanisms to reduce the risk of periodontal disease and preventing it from getting worse. People who are depressed often have very poor dental hygiene as well.
We all suffer from stress from time to time in our lives, however, learning to cope with stress can make a huge difference in maintaining good dental health, overall health and preserving that dazzling.