The Effects of Stress On Your Mouth

Stress can take its toll on your entire body, and your mouth is no exception. This is why our Lynnwood dentistry clinic advises that you make a little room in your life for rest and relaxation, for the sake of your oral health. The potential effects of stress on your mouth include all of the following:

  • Clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Sores in the mouth, including canker sores and cold sores
  • Aggravation in gum disease
  • Nervous habits like chewing on your nails, chewing ice, or other objects
  • Overeating, particularly of sugary comfort foods
  • Depression, which causes you to neglect your dental care routine