Wednesday, September 22, 2010

People With Stress are more Likely to get Dental Disease

People who are live high-stress lifestyles can benefit from re-evaluating their situations in order to prevent many health complications, include dental care problems.

One dental-related issue linked to too much stress is developing mouth sores. Bacteria and viruses that develop in the mouth can lead to fatigue, allergies and immune system complications, according to WebMd.com

Dealing with too much stress can also lead to teeth grinding, which can cause joint degeneration in the jaw and the breakdown of enamel. If the problem persists, it is recommended to see a dentist and have them mold a custom mouth guard.

Being overly busy can also cause people to put proper dental care at the bottom of their busy schedules, the website reports. This could include postponing or canceling dental appointments, and if a person isn't taking preventative measures at home, they could develop more severe dental problems, such as gum disease.

For example, more than 8 percent of all adults in the U.S. aged 20 to 64 years have been diagnosed with gum disease.

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