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Little did you know, stress can cause more than tense muscles. It can actually affect your oral health and smile. This is because it can promote dental issues like the teeth grinding habit, jaw pain, canker sores, gum recession, and more. This is why our dentist, Dr. Andrew Holpuch, strongly encourages you to do all you can to maintain a strong oral health when you’re stressed in Garrettsville, Ohio. To do so, you should do the following things:

-Eliminate the cause of stress in your life (This is the best way to improve the way you feel)
-Practice good oral hygiene (Brush every morning and night and floss and rinse daily)
-Visit your dentist regularly (Every six months if you want a top-notch smile and oral health)
-Have a balanced diet that is healthy for your teeth and gums
-Get plenty of sleep
-Release your stress (You can do this by exercising, getting a massage, or taking part in physical therapy)
-Share your feelings with someone you trust (Sharing can help take the weight off your shoulders)
-Find time to relax your mind and meditate

To learn more or to ask our dental team questions, please contact Garrettsville Dental Group at 330-527-4313 at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to hearing from you!