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How Stress Affects Gum Disease

Posted on 9/27/2017 by Lemond Hunter
Gum Disease Hunter Dental Care OR 97230-1914
Gum disease is something many people struggle with on a daily basis. The same goes with stress. However, when you combine stress and gum disease, it can become a much bigger problem very quickly.

When you are under stress, your body creates more substances that bacteria thrive in, such as cortisol. Plus, when you are stressed out, your body struggles to stay healthy.

A compromised immune system is only going to let your gum disease flourish. If you are consistently stressed out, you may need to come in and see us more than you normally do.

Reducing Stress Can Help You with Gum Disease Treatment

Since you are more likely to struggle with gum disease while you have a lot of stress going on, you may want to try and do a few things to decrease your stress. Here are a few ideas that may help bring your stress down.

Try and declutter your life. Having more clutter around than organized items stresses people out regularly. Even putting items in organized bins can help you feel like you have more under control.

Take up a new type of exercise for 20-30 minutes per day. This can help you get out some of the extra stress you have been holding on to. Even meditating can significantly help.

Schedule out your day. Having known variables can minimize the chaos, and let you feel more in control of what is going on in your life.

Once you have your stress reduced some, you can then begin to see how much healthier your mouth is along with gum disease treatment.

Contact us to help you get started with gum disease treatment so that you no longer have to suffer from this ailment. Once you have life more relaxed, plus you no longer have gum disease to worry about, you will be feeling much better.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 256-3737 today.


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Portland, OR 97230-1914


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