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It remains a stressful time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show stress not only harms overall health but can harm your oral health, as well. Reducing stress is important to maintaining a healthy smile and good oral health.
Stress has been shown to contribute to a variety of oral health conditions. For example, the American Dental Association recently shared a survey regarding dentists and endodontists currently seeing more patients with cracked teeth, with a direct correlation to these injuries coming from stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. From this survey, dentists have seen more cases of teeth grinding (59.4%), chipped and cracked teeth (53.4%) and more.
Other oral health conditions that can be caused by stress include:
Here are ways to help keep your entire mouth healthy while trying to lessen stress.
Although stress is sometimes unavoidable and a part of life, especially right now, following these steps can help you relax and make sure stress does not impact your oral or overall health.
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