Hello, I’m Dr. Lou and Nick Vitangeli. At my Englewood practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Englewood 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.
Englewood 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 Clayton, Union, or Vandalia drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Dayton residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Vitangeli Dental our friendly and gentle 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 Englewood dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Clayton, Union, and Vandalia 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 Vitangeli Dental today. We offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. We hope to hear from you soon!
Contact Vitangeli Dental:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):