How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, this April we are encouraging our patients to find healthy ways to cope with stress. 

It’s no secret that stress isn’t good for you. It definitely doesn’t make you feel good. But what about your teeth? Believe it or not, chronic stress can affect your mouth, teeth, and gums. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about the connection between stress and oral health. 

Then, try some of these healthy ways to cope with stress:

  • Get regular exercise
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Spend time with people who support you 
  • Find a hobby that brings you joy
  • Try meditation or breathing exercises
  • Get plenty of sleep

To stay on top of your oral health, be sure to see your dentist for regular checkups.

Call 219-641-3422 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS in Crown Point, IN.