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Stress is a risk factor also for oral health

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Stress is a risk factor also for oral health

Anxiety, financial problems, many commitment and overwork; these are some of the stress causing factors, badly that affect 80 million Brazilians and 70% of the country economically active population, according to some studies. In general, stress is defined as the body's physiological response to problems or situations that can adversely affect a person attitude or the body.

If not handled properly, stress can affect not only the mind and body, but also oral health. In this case, it can contribute to the emergence of thrush (small mouth sores caused by viruses, bacteria and immune system deficiency); bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching); dry mouth (decreased salivation level) and gingivitis (gum inflammation).

Stress and oral health
"Stress, when associated with poor oral hygiene, also increases the chances of developing more severe periodontal diseases, such as periodontitis which is an inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth," remember Dr. José Henrique de Oliveira, dental surgeon and director of INPAO Dental.

Besides all these complications, a person under stress can indulge in unhealthy habits or even negative, which ends up generating other consequences. "The alcohol or tobacco consumption, for example, can cause bad breath and dental erosion, which is the commitment of the calcium layer that protects the teeth," he adds.

To prevent these problems that affect your oral health, the dentist recommends maintaining oral hygiene, performing tooth brushing always after meals and frequent flossing, and see medical advice regularly.

About INPAO Dental
The Dental INPAO (Health and Dental Care Institute), a company specializing in dentistry, is one of the largest closed capital operators from the country. The company guarantees quality of service on its network accredited highly specialized and is present throughout the country with more than 17,000 choices of care.

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