7475 Dakin St #335,
Denver, CO 80221
The human body is a finely tuned machine that requires proper maintenance in order to function properly. When the body becomes stressed, it releases chemicals into the bloodstream, which trigger the “fight or flight” response. The effects of Stress on the body are wide-ranging, and these include changes to the immune system, digestion, metabolism, sleep habits, and mood.
Since the mouth is one of the ways the body eliminates toxins, Stress can have a negative effect on oral health as well. Some ways that too much Stress can impact your teeth and gums include:
Stress can negatively impact your oral health in many ways. For example, when you are feeling stressed, you may neglect your oral hygiene routine. Skipping, brushing, and flossing can lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. So, be sure to brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. Visit the dentist once every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams. Avoid alcohol and tobacco use to protect your gums and teeth from disease. Eat a healthy diet filled with healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and water.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (303) 427-4552 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 7475 Dakin St #335, Denver 80221.