Consequence of Stress leads to Manifold Dental Problems


Stress, apart from affecting mental conditions and behavior of individuals, also reflect in various problems associated to lungs, stomach, brain, skin, hair, heart, immune system and even teeth and gums. Headache, stomach ache, anxiety, depression, anger and change in behavior are among the known consequences of stress, but a lot of unknown and unseen diseases and disorders also crop up if individuals go through constant and excessive stress. Many people are also not aware of the fact that stressful situations can affect their oral health and wellbeing. If you or any of your near and dear ones are undergoing through chronic stress, help from professionals is definitely required to overcome all unseen consequences and problems.

While taking little stress is acceptable and proves beneficial for concerned individuals, constantly undergoing through emotional upset and stressful situations leads to negative results. Wide variety of oral problems appears whenever the brain releases excessive stress hormones which include the following:

  • Mouth sores
  • Gum diseases
  • Bruxism
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Jaw and bite problems
  • Facial muscle problems
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Ear pain
  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Loose and sensitive teeth etc.

To avoid such ill effects and problems, individuals need to control their stress level through adequate and timely sleep, routine work-outs and meditation, balanced diet, healthy oral habits and positive mental attitude. Though stress is inevitable in the modern day to day life of individuals, it should be kept minimized and controlled to avoid all consequences.

It is the immune system of individuals that resist bacteria from plaque to invade the gums and chronic stress tends to weaken the overall immune system of individuals, thereby leading to various oral problems. Moreover, under stress, individuals are addicted to sugary and starchy foods, smoking, alcohol etc. that increases the risk of mouth, teeth and gum problems. As per studies and research, stress hormone cortisol increases the risk of gum problems like gingivitis and periodontitis. Sometimes, even medicines taken to reduce stress also result in various oral problems and disorders, thus, it’s better to consult with a professional prior to taking up medicinal courses to regulate stress level.

The prevention tips to keep oral problems at bay include brushing (at least twice a day) and flossing, using soft bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste, eating healthy snacks, food and beverages, avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption, rinsing thoroughly after meals and visiting dentists on regular basis. Individuals undergoing through stressful situations usually forget to stick to their oral health routine which eventually leads to teeth and gum problems. Thus, it’s better to maintain the level of stress to reduce its negative impact on mental, emotional and physical conditions of concerned individuals.

Stress management is the only way to cope up with all teeth and gum problems arising due to chronic stress. Various relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation, body and head massages, relaxing hobbies etc. help to reduce stress to a great extent. It’s better to manage stress from the beginning to avoid various negative consequences arising out of the depressing situations.

Dr. Amit Sachdeva and Dr. (Capt.) Sandeep Sharma laid the cornerstone of Axiss Dental, India’s largest dental chain with an aim to offer ‘Prevention and not just Cure’. The experts, apart from offering the best consultation and treatment for oral problems, also educate patients about the same to prevent the problems in future. International standards of hygiene, cutting edge tools and technologies, reputed dentists and friendly staff at Axiss Dental paves the way to the best treatments and patient satisfaction.

You can call toll free at 1800-200-8886 to consult with the dental experts and to fix an appointment.Visit for a detailed info on all treatments offered at Axiss Dental.