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Stress causes Dental problems too!

Stress affects your mental, physical, as well as emotional health. We all know how stress causes distress in our lives and leads to an serious consequences in the long run. But, not many know that stress can cause harm to our teeth as well. From bad breath to painful gums, it can affect our oral health in many days.

Following are some common effects of stress on teeth:

Translucent or shorter teeth

Since beginning, our teeth are developed opaque. But, if the end of teeth turn translucent, it may be a sign of some disease caused by acid erosion from certain foods or repeated exposure to stomach acid such as in acid reflux conditions or bulimia. But, it can also be a cause of stress. So, if you notice this change, you should see a dentist.

Bleeding gums

We may see a little amount of blood while brushing out teeth. But, if it is seen on frequent basis, we must not neglect it and therefore see a dentist to check with the brushing methods and techniques. Also, don’t forget to work on managing your stress.

Aching jaw

30% adults feel pain in their jaw atleast once in their lifetime. It is so common that we often neglect it. But it can be an early symptom of some serious disease. Although most commonly it is a cause of stress.

Dental abscesses

“A dental abscess is a collection of pus – caused by a bacterial infection – that can form inside the teeth, gums, or bone around the mouth.” Usually, it doesn’t last long or with any long term complications, but it can be painful at times. It’s advisable to see a doctor to make it less painful for you.

Bad breath

“Stomach acids can build up in times of stress, potentially leading to acid reflux and other compounds that cause bad breath” said a doctor.
If it persists, you should visit a dentist and get it checked.

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