Hello, we’re Drs. Almeida & Bell. At our Lone Tree practice we have noticed more and more of our patients with stress-related dental issues. Lone Tree 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.
Lone Tree 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 Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, or Denver drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Denver residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center our warm and comfortable 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 Lone Tree dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, and Denver 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 Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center today. We treat patients from age 3 to 80 and we offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, and porcelain veneers. We hope to hear from you soon!
Drs. Almeida & Bell
Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado zip code