Hello, I’m Dr. William Stewart. At my San Antonio practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. San Antonio men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
San Antonio 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 to 10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out San Antonio residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry our patient-centered and detail oriented staff can determine if a night guard 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 San Antonio dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Shavano Park, Leon Springs, and Beorne 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 William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today. We treat patients from age 20 to 70 and we offer sedation dentistry, dental crowns, root canals, and teeth whitening. We hope to hear from you soon!
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas