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Stressed? Your Teeth Might Feel The Effects

Stressed? Your Teeth Might Feel The Effects.

You might be losing sleep or breaking out from stress at work or school, but your oral health may be suffering as a result, too. WebMD reports that too much stress can lead to mouth sores, teeth clenching and grinding, all of which are uncomfortable and unhealthy.

Cold sores and canker sores are linked to emotional stress. Although experts are not sure what causes canker sores – whether bacteria, a virus or problems with the immune system – they do think stress, fatigue and allergies can increase your risk of getting one (or more) of these painful spots inside the mouth. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, but outbreaks can be triggered by emotional upset as well.

When you are stressed out, you may clench your jaw or grind your teeth – often times subconsciously. According to Colgate.com, about 30 to 40 million people have this habit, called bruxism. This condition can cause headaches and erode the enamel on your teeth, as well as jaw dysfunction if it’s severe. Talk to your dentist about getting a mouth guard to wear at night, and work to reduce your stress and anxiety.

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