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Comfort Dental MN Talks About Stress and Oral Health

Reducing Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

Excess stress may give you a headache, a stomachache, or just a feeling of being “on edge.” But too much stress could also be doing a number on your mouth, teeth, gums, and overall health.

Stress and Your Smile – How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

The potential fallout from stress and anxiety that can affect your oral health includes:

  • Mouth sores, including canker sores and cold sores
  • Clenching of teeth and teeth grinding (Bruxism)
  • Poor oral hygiene and unhealthy eating routines
  • Periodontal (gum) disease or worsening of existing periodontal disease

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Healthy Mouth Healthy Body With Regular Dental Care

Taking good care of your mouth — teeth and gums — does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile.

A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease. The phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true — and backed by growing scientific evidence.

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Piercings

Numerous complications are associated with oral piercings, tattoos, and decorative grills. As these things become more popular, it is important to visit your dental hygienist so they may explain risks and complications associated with “mouth art” before you or your child decide to pursue it. Many body art studios where the procedures are performed are not as sanitary as they should be. Piercings that are not used with surgical grade stainless steel jewelry can cause either infections or allergic reactions in the mouth, which may lead to more serious health issues.

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Children’s Dentistry MN | Dental Services For Children

Teaching Your Children About Proper Oral Hygiene

Good nutrition and oral hygiene care practiced at home are extremely important during the teen years. Proper diet, brushing, and flossing all play a significant role in maintaining a healthy smile and preserving teeth during these challenging years.  Cavities and periodontal (gum) disease can be a threat to teens as well as adults. Recent survey results show that bleeding gums were most prevalent among adolescents and those three-fourths of 13-17 year-olds had gums that bled.  Adolescents also have particular issues not shared by younger age groups.  These concerns include: oral piercings, mouth guards, eating disorders and orthodontic care, as well as significant tooth decay.

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Gum and Teeth Health

There are a variety of treatments for gum disease depending on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health.

Treatments range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore supportive tissues.

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