Oral Health and Stress

Dr. Cappy Sinclair is a dentist in Virginia Beach, VA that is committed to his patient’s health. When stressed, especially at this time, your oral health can become negatively impacted. Dental problems like TMJ, bruxism, mouth sores and more can arise due to stress. You can learn about the different dental issues that are often linked to stress below to see if you have the accompanying symptoms. You can contact Dr. Sinclair at this time only for dental emergencies, as the health of our team and patients are a top priority.

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Oral Health Problems Tied to Stress

Mouth Sores: Canker or cold sores are often caused by emotional stress. They can also cause pain and feel uncomfortable for patients.

TMJ: Temporomandibular joint disorders can be caused by stress. Clenching and grinding teeth in stressful situations and at night can cause headaches, tooth damage, jaw pain, and other painful symptoms.

Poor Oral Hygiene and Diet: Patients who are stressed may not be giving themselves the time to brush teeth or floss regularly. In addition, a poor diet resulting from stress can cause a lack of vitamins and nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients not only benefit your physical health but your oral health as well.

Gum Disease: Being under stress can affect your immune system and can cause damage to your gums. Periodontitis, or gum disease, is an oral health problem that may cause gum recession, bleeding gums, and even tooth loss.

Dry mouth: A lack of saliva in your mouth can cause dry mouth. Saliva has many oral health benefits as it washes away food particles from your teeth and gums.

Schedule an Appointment

At this time, we are only offering dental emergency care that includes severe tooth pain, broken dental restorations, and knocked out permanent teeth. Contact Dr. Sinclair, a Virginia Beach, VA dentist, at (757) 453-7657 if you require emergency dental care. Our dental team is passionate about helping patients improve their oral health.