May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but you may be wondering why your Visalia dentist would be interested in talking about an issue that has nothing to do with your mouth.
Well, the truth is that stress can have a significant impact on your teeth and oral health.
It can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, leading to enamel erosion, tooth sensitivity, and jaw pain. Stress can also weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay.
Chronic stress can also affect your diet and oral hygiene habits, leading to further oral health problems. Regular dental checkups, teeth grinding solutions, and stress management techniques can help prevent these issues.