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Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile

Don't Take Stress Out On Your Teeth Las Vegas Hello, I’m Dr. Steven Do. At my Las Vegas practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Las Vegas men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.

Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.

Las Vegas people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Providence, NW Las Vegas, or Centennial Hills drug store.

Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Las Vegas residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Providence Dental our convenient staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.

And Las Vegas dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Providence, NW Las Vegas, and Centennial Hills areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.

If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Providence Dental today. We offer family and pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery. We hope to hear from you soon!

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7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada

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