Can the Holiday Stress Affect Your Oral Health?
Getting ready for the holiday season can bring stress that threatens your oral health. Buying presents, attending parties and preparing meals put extraordinary demands on your time. Your body reacts to Holiday stress in ways that you may or may not notice. At SanDentistry, we can help you avoid damage that stress may create.
Painful canker sores are reminders that conducive conditions exist in your mouth. Medical science offers no explanation for their cause, but we know that stress makes them more likely to occur. To prevent irritating them, try to avoid food that has a high acid content such as citrus or tomatoes.
You may find that over-the-counter medications can give you temporary relief, or I can provide a prescription for a steroid ointment. In our Hoover, Alabama office, we make your comfort a top priority.
Clenching and Grinding Your Teeth
Your body can react to Holiday stress by clamping your jaws together and moving them back and forth. The damage that occurs may cause significant consequences in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Without knowing it, you can generate pain, tenderness in your jaw and aches in your face.
During the day, try to remember to keep your teeth apart unless you are eating. To help you manage the condition, I can recommend a night guard when you sleep or another appliance that may help you avoid the harmful process.
Practicing Good Oral Health
Even though your time is limited during the holidays, remember to brush and floss at least twice a day, eat a healthy diet, drink eight glasses of water every day and exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week. At SanDentistry, we specialize in cosmetic and preventative dentistry among other services that help you maintain excellent dental health. игровые автоматы играть бесплатно алмазы