Increased tension can often cause discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract, headache or cause critical state 'on the verge of collapse. " But besides this, a lot of stress can affect the state your mouth, gums, teeth, and also impair the general health status. Potential effects of stress and anxiety that can affect the health of the mouth are: – placed in the mouth sores, including cold sores and canker. The reasons may be varied – microbes, viruses, breach of the immune system, but increase their risk of emotional disorders, stress and chronic fatigue. – Bruxism – clenching or grinding your teeth. Stress can cause you to compress the jaws and unconsciously grind their teeth – at night and even during the day. Bruxism can cause sleep disturbances, problems with temporomandibular joint (TMJ), lead to abrasion of teeth.
– Diseases or exacerbation of existing periodontal disease. Stress can cause increased plaque that occurs even at short emotional distress. A long-term stress significantly increased the risk of gingivitis or bleeding gums, which can turn into serious gum disease. – Poor oral hygiene. If you are constantly in a strong emotional stress, then such a state can affect your mood and make you break the daily hygiene, ie brushing and flossing. – Unbalanced food.
In conditions of stress, people tend to develop unhealthy eating habits: consumption of large quantities of fizzy drinks and sugary foods, as well as frequent snacking on the go. These habits increase the risk of formation of cavities and other dental problems. – Stress can cause depression. And according to recent studies, patients with depression, 2 times greater risk of adverse outcome of treatment of diseases gum compared with patients without depression.