7 ways stress may be affecting your smile

7 ways stress may be affecting your smile

Severe stress can impact your dental health and oral hygiene. Here a dentist explains how
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1. Oral hygiene may be compromised

“Stress can often lead to poor self-hygiene due to one’s mind being preoccupied with things such as work or personal issues (or global pandemics). You may find yourself losing interest in your oral health, and without daily flossing, brushing and use of mouthwash, this can ultimately lead to problems down the line with your teeth such as cavities, ulcers and gum issues. Many people with burnout may skip brushing their teeth altogether. This will create a build-up of plaque and over time will increase your chances of needing emergency dental work.”

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