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Does stress affect my teeth or gums?

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  • A couple of years ago, I had a really stressful job in financial services and (after waking up with a headache), my dentist and I figured out that I grind my teeth at night. She gave me a mouth guard and warned me that I should also be concerned about gum disease. Apparently, high-stress levels can lead to that as well!

  • Did the mouth guard alleviate your headaches?

  • Yes. There is a correlation between stress and the health of your gums and your teeth. A night guard especially made from a dental office which will specifically cover your teeth will protect them from wear and fractures over time.

  • Stress affects the overall state of your body, including the health of you teeth

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