Did you know that stress may cause problems in your mouth? Stress is linked to a number of conditions that affect the gums, teeth and mouth.
- Foul mood caused by stress may cause people to skip routine oral healthcare tasks such as brushing and flossing. Stress also causes poor eating habits that lead to poor oral health.
- Stress causes cold sores and mouth ulcers since it leads to compromised immunity.
- Teeth grinding is linked with stress and will cause damage to teeth.
Stress can lead to depression, and depressed patients, according to research, have twice the risk of an unfavourable outcome from gum disease treatment compared to those who are not depressed.
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