Reduce Stress on Your Oral Health

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If you wake up with headaches or have jaw pain, you might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. Your dentist can examine your mouth for signs of grinding, such as irregular wear on the surface of the teeth, and make suggestions to limit any damage to your mouth. They may recommend wearing a custom-fit night guard to reduce the pressure on your teeth and protect them from wear.

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The Dentist Exam
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Try chewing sugarless gum to prevent grinding throughout the day.

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During times of stress you may be more susceptible to dental issues for a number of reasons. Take the time to take care of your mouth by brushing twice a day and flossing. This can help to minimize your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

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Tips for Better Brushing
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Try relaxation techniques, stay active and exercise, and get plenty of sleep.

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During times of stress it is common for many to snack and drink more often. Be aware of what, and how frequently, you are consuming to minimize any impact on your dental health. Drink plenty of water, especially if you suffer from a dry mouth.

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