Stress and its effect on oral health


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In today’s fast paced lifestyle, stress is an inevitable part. Read how it can affect your oral health

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Stress and its effect on oral health

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  2. 2. For more details visit  In today’s fast paced lifestyle, stress is an inevitable part.  Stress can affect the mind and the body of an individual, including oral health, if it is not identified and treated.  Stress is defined as a physiological response to situations or issues that may not affect a person’s attitude or body positively. Stress and its effect on Oral Health
  3. 3. There are four types of stress that occur: eustress, distress, under stress and over stress.  Eustress is a positive form of stress. This is a motivating type of stress to enable someone to complete a project or job.  Distress is a bad type of stress that affects people through fear, frustration and sometimes anger.  Under stress occurs when someone is not experiencing positive stress and it can lead to more problems and produce boredom and hopelessness.  Over stress is the outcome of stress and occurs when someone is being pushed too hard to meet deadlines. Types of Stress For more details visit
  4. 4.  When stress occurs, one notices behavioral changes in an individual.  Some people are affected by poor or negative habits that may impact their oral health such as tobacco or alcohol.  The risk factors of tobacco and alcohol can cause the development of periodontal disease; and on high consumption even leads to oral cancer.  Para functional habits like clenching set in. Many a time, people are unaware of this habit and present with symptoms such as pain in muscles of the jaw, heaviness and muscle fatigue, ringing in the ears, neck ache or headache.  On examination, abrasion cavities, wear facets and decreased height of teeth is observed.  People tend to consume more in-between-meal snacks. This, if combined with bad oral hygiene due to neglect increases the risk of decay. Stress and Oral Health For more details visit
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