As the holidays loom, you are likely experiencing an increase in stress. It can feel difficult to manage everything, including staying on top of your dental health. Stress impacts your oral health in a variety of ways, including:
- Teeth Grinding Habits – You may start clenching or grinding your teeth when you are stressed. If that’s the case, we can create a custom-fit mouthguard that protects your smile from damage.
- Neglecting Your Oral Care Routine – When you’re stressed, it’s easy to put prioritize your oral hygiene, but make sure you stick to brushing twice a day and flossing at least once.
- Skipping Important Dental Appointments – If you haven’t had a checkup in six months, make sure you get one in before the year ends! We’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and do an examination to make sure your oral health is on track.
We’re also sharing a video by the Mayo Clinic that talks about ways you can reduce your stress.
Schedule an appointment at Willes Dental by calling 760-576-2214 for our Encinitas, CA office or 760-477-0338 for our Escondido, CA location. You also can contact us online.