DOES STRESS AFFECT YOUR TEETH?

Many people experience stress in their lives. Constantly rushing from event to event, appointment to appointment, without taking a moment to slow down can have unhealthy consequences for not only our mental health but also our physical health. It can even manifest itself in grinding our teeth.

Stress, Stress, Everywhere

Bruxism is the often unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. Studies have indicated that bruxism is closely related to stress. Frequently this occurs during sleep and many don’t realize they are experiencing this condition. For some, bruxism may result in damaged teeth. Others may experience jaw pain and/or headaches upon waking. Family Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry’s trained staff can help with your concerns about bruxism. Be sure to mention any symptoms at your next check-up or call our office at 248.852.3130.

 

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