Everyone knows that a high-stress lifestyle can take a real toll on your health. Whether you have a too-busy schedule, a stressful job, or stress from studying for your exams, you have probably felt the effects of not taking care of yourself physically and emotionally.
Stress and Your Oral Health
When this occurs over a long period of time, serious health conditions can start to develop. Your gums are not exempt from the effects of stress. A study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Dentistry highlights one possible dental outcome for patients who suffer from stress.
If unexpected oral conditions arise or you suddenly develop an oral condition that seems out of the ordinary for you, a visit to Highgrove Dental Care may be in order. Dr. Terry O’Neill can help you get to the bottom of any oral conditions that may eventually take a toll on your oral health or even your overall health.
With each year, researchers uncover more links between oral health and systemic health. Often the health of your gums is reflective of some other problem that requires your attention, including heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory conditions, pregnancy health, and even erectile dysfunction.
Your Dentist in St. Paul
Good oral health can help you achieve better health for your whole body. To learn more about this connection or to schedule an appointment with a dentist in St. Paul who focuses on prevention, call Highgrove Dental Today.