It’s no secret that everyday stresses from work, family and life in general can take a huge toll on your physical and mental health. Why, then, should you be surprised if stress also affects your dental health?
Some dental signs that stress is causing you problems include oral or facial pain, cold sores and even TMJ. While the virus that causes cold sores cannot be cured, stress can definitely be a factor in flare-ups of the disease. Clenching and grinding your teeth, especially while sleeping, will often be evident from the pain and fatigue in your jaw and facial muscles.
If you think stress might be a factor in your life, make an appointment with us here at Livonia Family Dental. Not only can we treat the symptoms and effects of stress, but we can also give you a referral for other health professionals as needed. Everyone deals with stress at some point, but there’s no reason for it to be the controlling force in your life. Call us or use our online scheduling tool today, and start seeing a much less stressful world tomorrow.