Do you grind your teeth due to stress? Or maybe you’ve been skipping on basic oral hygiene because of how overwhelmed you feel? Unfortunately, stress impacts not only our mental health, but our oral and physical health too. By taking the necessary steps to manage your stress, you are doing your part to protect your teeth.
We’re sharing a video by the American Dental Association (ADA) that talks about how stress affects your oral health. If you tend to grind your teeth at night when you’re stressed, you could be doing serious damage to your smile! We offer solutions with our nightguard, which will act as a barrier between your teeth so you don’t grind down on them.
Managing your stress is often easier said than done. A few ways that can help keep your stress levels down include:
- Getting regular exercise
- Meditation and deep breathing
- Limit your social media time
- Eat nutritious foods
- Carve out down time for yourself
We’d love to help you maintain your healthy smile and protect your teeth! Make sure to call Beaumont Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment: