Most of us have been warned about the harmful effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. The team at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria reminds you that stress can do a number on your teeth, too.
The obvious hazards are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also exacerbate plaque production, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of gingivitis? Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we offer complete dental care with our family dentistry. If stress or trauma damages a tooth, we can treat that too. People from Mt. Vernon and Alexandria trust us with their dental health. Contact us today!