Hello, I’m Dr. Brian Kruchoski. At my Anchorage practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Anchorage men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Anchorage people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Anchorage, Wasilla, or Eagle River drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Wasilla residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Alaska Premier Dental Group, our professional staff can determine if a nightguard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.
And Anchorage dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Anchorage, Wasilla, and Eagle River areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Alaska Premier Dental Group today. We offer family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. We hope to hear from you soon!
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