Is Stress Eating Away at Your Oral Health?

dca-blog_article-07_stress-affects-oral-health

Doctors are always warning about how stress affects your body and mind, but few mention the many ways that worry can impact your oral health. Now, researchers found a direct link between stress and the state of our oral health. With new evidence showing that stress can contribute to dental problems, it’s important to know how to handle your hassles before personal strain causes dental pain.

The Dental Dangers of Stress

While we’re starting to see how stress can be a key factor in oral health, many may not be aware of the dental conditions it can cause. Check out this list of oral health risks:

  • Canker sores are a mystery to many but are often brought on by stress.
  • Dry mouth occurs when the mouth lacks moisture and often results directly from stress or drugs that depression.
  • Burning mouth syndrome is felt in pain throughout the mouth and is often attributed to psychological problems.
  • Bruxism is another name for tooth grinding and another problem caused by stress.
  • Oral lichen planus appears as a series of oral sores and is thought to be a reaction to stress-induced viral infections.
  • TMJ/TMD can be caused by the tooth grinding and trauma that often occur when facing anxiety and depression.
  • Gum disease can make you more susceptible to infections like periodontal disease.

The Harm on Dental Care

Stress is often seen in direct dental damage, but it also has an indirect impact on your dental care habits. People feeling and facing stress tend to neglect their oral health hygiene, forgetting to brush and floss correctly, and skipping regular dentist visits. Many to start to eat poorly and choose more sugary options. This eventually leads to dental problems, which only increase their anxiety. So stress does more than cause dental damage, it’s also one of the painful effects.

The Path to Peace

While stress is a part of life, you need to learn how to handle your hassles in order to stay healthy. Try following these helpful tips to ease your mind and care for your body:

  • Keep up a good oral hygiene regimen.
  • See an affordable dentist in Atlanta if you’re concerned that stress is harming your teeth and gums.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Seek professional help if you experience extreme anxiety or depression.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Jozett is marvelous!
Carla B.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
The staff at Dental One located in College Park, GA are always friendly and professional.
Pamela G.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
We recently changed dentist offices and we really like this one. Everyone is very friendly. They first show you the plan for that visit and you sign. […]
Rudy B.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
At first I was a little nervous because my insurance wasn't verified. I reschedule my last appointment because of the same thing and was told when I […]
Akeeya S.
Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
Great staff and customer service
Jessica O.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
I continue to be impressed with the professional and personal attention that I receive from Dental One
Tommy B.
great service and great people!!!!!
Corie B.
Front and back office staff very friendly and professional. . I had a very good tech. Not my usual person but she was so good I asked if I could […]
Diana H.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
Best Dentist group I've ever been to. I truly enjoy my visits. Wouldn't think of using anyone else for my dental work.
Stacy L.
I had Dr. Nguyen as my dentist and he is fantastic! His workers were also so sweet! The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great! I am going […]
Amira M.
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Great staff and love their work
Kiara W.
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
Very helpful and trustworthy. The Doctor seems to really care about his patients.
Mitchell W.
Excellent staff!
Howard C.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Make me feel comfortable and not scared.
Faye S.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
Dr. Washington, as well as his assistant were great. I had a previous experience with another dentist who did not only start extracting before I was […]
Chantell S.
Staff is pleasant, appointments are typically convenient to my work schedule, and dental plans are created specific to your personal dental needs […]
Teresa B.
My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
I felt really nervous going in but the assistant was very nice. The x-rays were painless except for a few but she added a piece of gauze which […]
Crystalin T.
I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
Jeffrey W.
On my first visit with them, they were friendly and quick.
Stephen E.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
Shaune H.
Great Dentist, Dr Johnson and staff.
Michael C.
Excellent experience from start to finish
Staci D.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Never have to wait long and very friendly staff.
Pamela H.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Michele was very good and personable.
Cheryl W.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
The staff and services were great.
Sabrina W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350