You have probably heard quite frequently that stress can lead to a long list of potential problems with your health. It doesn’t just cause a headache here and there but can truly impact your body. As a matter of fact, stress can negatively affect your smile health, too. To learn more about how this may play out (and to get some ideas regarding how to avoid it), take our information-packed quiz.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If you deal with stress by internalizing it, you may end up tensing up your muscles, which can in turn damage your smile health.
- True or False: If you’re someone who becomes distracted or lethargic as a result of too much stress, your smile may suffer, as well.
- True or False: When you need a way to address your stress, there are many avenues from which to choose.
- True. Unfortunately, it is absolutely true that you can cause some serious destruction to your own smile when you stress. Pressure, grinding, and tension can lead to fractured and broken teeth, as well as exhausted, strained jaw joints.
- True. If you are someone who tends to pull away from the usual things you do in your daily life as a result of stress, it’s likely that dental hygiene will end up on that list (as well as dental visits), which can result in smile health problems.
- True. Absolutely. You can read self-help books, see a therapist, talk with your doctor, come see us for suggestions, get involved in a meditative art, start yoga, begin exercising … it’s a long list.
Avoid Stress To Protect Your Smile
Learning how to limit stress and protect your smile is something you can discuss with us during a visit. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.