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There is no question that stress has an effect on your body. It affects the way that you think, as well as the way you act. Chronic stress can take a toll on all parts of your body, especially your teeth. It can lead to bruxism, teeth grinding and clenching, and increase your risk for gum disease.
It is important to alleviate stress, both physical and mental, to reduce your risks for dental problems. Try the following:
1. Get enough sleep
Not getting enough Zzzs can cause issues with your mood, immune system, memory, thinking, and overall health. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to teeth grinding. Make sure that you get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.
2. Laugh often
Laughter isn’t just fun; it also helps improve your immune system, cardiovascular health, and mood. A genuine laugh also strengthens the muscles in your face. It’s said to be as effective as 10,000 sit-ups!
3. Eat a balanced diet
Your diet has a major impact on your oral health. Eating a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, as well as plenty of water, can help you reduce your risk for many oral health problems.