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    Stress and Anxiety Can Affect Oral Health

    smile beauty teethStress has the potential to suppress the immune system leading to a host of problems. Mouth ulcers are likely to appear due to low immunity.

    Key takeaways:

    • Foul mood caused by stress may cause people to skip routine oral healthcare tasks such as brushing and flossing. Stress also causes poor eating habits that lead to poor oral health.
    • Stress causes cold sores and mouth ulcers since it will lead to compromised immunity.
    • Teeth grinding is linked with stress and will cause damage to teeth.

    Stress can lead to depression, and depressed patients, according to research, have twice the risk of an unfavorable outcome from gum disease treatment compared to those who are not depressed.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.