Posted on 3/27/2018 by Dr Jonathan Ford
|Bruxism is the practice of grinding and clenching your teeth. Most people do this without even realizing they are doing it. It often comes as a result of a lot of stress or anxiety.
If you struggle with anxiety, you need to make sure you are not clenching or grinding your teeth as that has a lot of negative consequences that can come along with it. When stress rules your life, make sure you talk to us so we can keep a better eye on your teeth.
Fighting Back Against Your Anxiety
When you take steps to keep your stress down, you have the ability to manage your anxiety plus prevent damage to your teeth. Bruxism leaves your teeth feeling the effects, and not in a good way.
You can struggle with problems like cracked or broken teeth, increased instances of tooth sensitivity, and even increased problems with ailments like gum disease.
You can go through and manage your anxiety to help avoid these problems. Learning things like meditation can help decrease your anxiety. The same goes with actively exercising since that can help to keep your anxiety down.
Organizing things in your life can also battle against your anxiety. All of these things can keep your anxiety down, which decreases the tendency to leave you damaging your teeth.
If you struggle with anxiety, then make sure you let us know at your next appointment. We will help to keep a closer eye on your teeth for signs of stress, including bruxism symptoms, cracks in your teeth, and increased damage from the acids in your mouth.
We can help your teeth stay healthy even if you struggle with anxiety on a regular basis. Talk to us about what is going on. We will do anything we can to help!
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