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Stress & Oral Habits

Stress & Oral Habits

About Oral Habits and Stress

The human mouth contains many organs that work together to protect and care for the teeth. One of these important structures is salivary glands which produce saliva, as well as help with food digestion. When individuals experience high levels of stress, this can reduce the amount of saliva you produce and cause oral health issues like dry mouth, which have serious potential to cause tooth decay. 

Your dentist can recommend brands of toothpaste and mouthwash specifically for dry mouth, as well as other treatment options to help alleviate the oral health issues that stress can cause. It is also important to seek help from a mental health professional to help you manage your stress, not only for your oral health but for your general health and well-being.

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