Oral health and Stress?
by: Dental Assistant Team
Stress that is a word I wish we could band from our vocabulary...
Unfortunately, stress is part of life and it is almost impossible to eliminate it entirely. But lowering our stress level is important because everyday stress can impact our oral health.
According to a review from the Journal of Periodontology (JOP), an article published in 2007, there seems to be a strong relationship between stress and periodontal disease. The researchers established that stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness play a tremendous role in gum disease.
When people are under stress they produce the stress hormone Cortisol (known more formally as hydrocortisone) which seems to play a role in damaging gums and bone tissue resulting is potential tooth loss.
People who are subject to a high level of daily stress are statistically less attentive to their health in general. They are usually less likely to exercise, more likely to use alcohol, and sometimes neglect their oral hygiene, as the stressful events become the priority in their lives.
With the end of the year approaching, start your resolutions now. Reduce your stress level, take a deep breath, maintain your home care routine, and keep on schedule with your periodic professional teeth cleanings.
Your gums are the foundation that holds your teeth in place. Keep them healthy! At Drs Rohrer we believe in treating the whole body to maintain optimal health! Your teeth are our passion but to keep them healthy you need a healthy body as well.
NO STRESS! That's the doctor's order!
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Article date: Oct. 01 2013
Type: Dental Health
Location: Boca Raton - Palm Beach County