Stress Awareness Month: Protect Your Teeth!

As we get ready to welcome in April, we also usher in the recognition of a problem that affects nearly everyone you know (you’ve probably heard most people express it from time to time). What is it that we’re ushering in? Stress Awareness Month! From our perspective, this is a wonderful time to reflect on the way the stresses of your life impact your teeth. Can feeling this way damage your dental implants or lead to other complications with your smile? As a matter of fact, it can. Learn more, so you can maintain optimal oral health.

Stress And Implants

If you have dental implants, then you are already aware that promoting their success is fairly simple. However, you also know that there are certain risk factors that can encourage failure. Consistent pressure is one of these factors. If you are someone who feels stressed and that stress is translated into gritting, grinding, or clenching your teeth, you may have a problem. Do your best to remain up-to-date on dental checkups, so if you do experience TMJ disorder or bruxism disorder, you receive treatment before the pressure damages your implants.

Stress And Tooth Loss

Perhaps you still have all of your natural teeth but you’ve ignored a diagnosis of bruxism or TMJ disorder. Maybe you are not yet aware of the problem but you can tell you’re grinding or placing excess stress on your jaw joints. Unfortunately, over time, such issues can lead to the loss of your teeth (which will then require replacements like dental implants). Keep your smile safe by seeking out managements tools for your stress.

Don’t Let Stress Get The Best Of You

Like anything else to do with your oral health, we are happy to talk with you about how stress plays a role in smile damage and how to prevent or treat it. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.