Is stress affecting your dental health? – Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry

Is stress affecting your dental health? - Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry


Stress is increasingly common nowadays by the frenetic pace that society requires us to maintain and this can affect our body in many different ways. Stress is a situation in which we overload our brain with too many tasks or problems that we want to solve in a short time, causing anxiety, nervousness  or even panic attacks. Stress has been linked to various health problems, from depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and also as a trigger or trigger for diseases of greater severity. And, of course, it can lead to many dental problems but they can be prevented with the help of your dentist in Cancun.


Among all these complications, you should also keep in mind that high levels of stress can damage your teeth and your jaw.  Stress can cause us to clench our teeth involuntarily while we are under stress, causing an unnecessary pressure on your bite with excessive force, which in this case could be called daytime bruxism (although it can also lead to nighttime bruxism). Daytime bruxing will not cause excessive damage to the teeth if it is light and temporary, but otherwise it can erode the teeth to the point of cracking or breakage (which can lead to major problems). In addition, it also tends to cause excessive tooth sensibility due to the wear of the tooth enamel, which is not ready to work under such pressure.


Another symptom that stress is affecting your dental health is a “click” sensation when opening or closing the jaw,  or even the inability to open the jaw in its entirety,  as well as noticing tension or tightness in the cheeks when you wake up. If you suffer from any of these symptoms and you see that it does not improve over time, you should consult both your family doctor and your trusted dentist so they can help you alleviate these problems and prevent any further damage to your teeth.


If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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