Hello, I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht. At my Staten Island practice I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Staten Island men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Staten Island people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as canker and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7 to 10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out NYC residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Staten Island Dental Care our comfortable staff can determine if a night guard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.
And Staten Island dental patients may find that when they are under stress, it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Staten Island Dental Care today. We treat patients from age 18 to 85 and we offer porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns, and root canals. We hope to hear from you soon!
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York