In our high-stress environments, Dr. Tiffany Shields and the team at Smiles by Shields want to remind you that stress-management is important for preserving your youthful smile. The goods new is that it doesn’t take drastic action. To protect your smile from showing signs of stress, simply:
- Get plenty of sleep
- Exercise daily
- Stop smoking and limit alcohol
- Take a multivitamin
If you’re not managing stress well, your mouth will show subtle signs of stress. Some of these signs may include inflamed gums, dry mouth, chipped or worn down teeth, recent cavities, and infections. All of these signs can prematurely age your smile. Stress can also lead to TMJ disorder and clenched jaws.
If you want to discuss your smile, preserving its beauty, and maintaining an edge over stress in your life, contact your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields today!