Dental Problems and Stress

Corbin Dental remains committed to our wonderful patient family during this unique time. As always, our offices follow strict CDC guidelines for Infection Control maintaining a safe environment for our patients and our staff. All of our offices are staffed and ready to take your calls. Please reach out if you have any questions, or are in need of dental care. We are open for emergency dental services.

Our dental team also wants to remind our patients that multiple oral health problems may come up when patients are stressed. Dental problems such as TMJ, mouth sores, and gum disease may be affected by stress.

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Dental Issues Tied to Stress

Mouth Sores: Canker or cold sores are often caused by emotional stress. They can also cause pain and feel uncomfortable for patients.

TMJ: Temporomandibular joint disorders can be caused by stress. Clenching and grinding teeth in stressful situations and at night can cause headaches, tooth damage, jaw pain, and other symptoms.

Poor Oral Hygiene and Diet: Patients who are stressed may not be giving themselves the time to brush teeth or floss regularly. In addition, a poor diet resulting from stress can cause a lack of vitamins and nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients not only benefit your physical health but your oral health as well.

Gum Disease: Being under stress can affect your immune system and can cause damage to your gums. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is an oral health problem that can cause gum recession and even tooth loss.

Dry mouth: A lack of saliva in your mouth can cause dry mouth. Saliva has many oral health benefits as it washes away food particles from your teeth and gums.

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