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Why You Need to Reduce Stress for Optimal Oral Health

Stress is a quite common concern for most everyone.  A certain amount of stress keeps one alert and focused.  However, when you are continually bombarded with negativity and stressful situations – day in – day out, with no relief, your body starts showing signs of that stress.  While stress certainly has negative impacts on the body and our mental health, it is also extremely detrimental to your oral health as well.

How Stress Negatively Impacts Your Oral Health

Stress can exhibit itself in several ways in terms of your oral health, such as:

Stress Reducing Techniques

It is extremely important that you take the time to find the underlying problem of your stress and deal with it. It can help keep your mental, oral, and physical health in better shape.  Here are just a few ways that can help you deal with the stress without compromising your oral health:

At Holman Family Dentistry, we are here to help.  If you are concerned about your oral health – and how stress may be a factor, call us today at 479.795.1101 with your questions or to let us make you an appointment for a consultation today.


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