Hello, I’m Dr. Greg Ritchie. At our Marble Falls practice we have noticed more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. Marble Falls men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Marble Falls 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 Burnet, Kingsland, or Meadowlakes drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Horseshoe Bay residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Ritchie Dental Group, our friendly and comprehensive staff can determine if a night guard 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 Marble Falls dental patients may find that when they are under stress, it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress, too.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Ritchie Dental Group today. We treat patients from age 5 to 95 and we offer sedation dentistry, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. We hope to hear from you soon!
Ritchie Dental Group
1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas