Did you know that missing teeth can affect the stability of your healthy teeth? It’s true. When you chew with an incomplete set of teeth, the stress on the remaining teeth can cause them to loosen and eventually fall out.
This is not something that is exclusive to senior citizens. Anyone with missing teeth can experience this as well as gum-related issues. If you haven’t had a checkup in the past six months or more, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment.
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t make it that far. Replacing missing teeth is important because it can affect your overall health-not just your ability to enjoy chewing foods.
The other benefit may be superficial, but let’s face it: no one likes to smile without a full set of white teeth. An implant procedure can raise your self-confidence immeasurably and would ultimately have a very positive effect on your life. When you feel good about yourself, good things tend to happen.
Dr. Dayan and the staff at Aurora Periodontal are here to help you with many years of experience and the latest technologies that make implant procedures less invasive and remarkably faster to recover from.
If you think dental implants are a good choice for you, or even if you’re not sure, Dr. Dayan can determine the best course of action to restore your teeth, your self-esteem and your oral health.
We all know that stress can have a negative impact on our bodies. It has been linked to heart disease, stroke, migraine headaches and even cancer. But did you know that stress can have an effect on your teeth and gums too?
Stress is caused by outside pressures and demands. Stressors in general cause psychological pressure which manifests itself physically. Here are three ways that stress can effect your teeth and gums:
Teeth Grinding (also known as bruxism). Most people under stress grind their teeth without even knowing it. It may only happen for a brief period while asleep, but over time, this response to stress can wear down and shift your teeth out of their proper alignment.
TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disorder may occur after the grinding of teeth wears down the cartilage lining of the TMJ. Many patients experience jaw and ear pain upon waking. TMJ disorder that is less noticeable in patients can be easily diagnosed by Dr. Dayan after a checkup, due to the typical signs of wear and tear on your teeth.
Bacteria. Stress has been shown to slow the body’s ability to fight bacteria. It also hinders the healing process after surgery.
Stress has a direct effect on your immune system which, in turn, weakens your ability to fend off infection, including periodontal infection and periodontal disease, which is caused by many factors.
There are a number of methods for reducing the harmful effects of stress. Meditation, yoga, walking, and deep breathing exercises are just a few ways to release stressors.
Dr. Dayan also recommends an all-natural supplement called Adrenal Response®.
This homeopathic formula helps regulate biochemical imbalances in the body to help it run more efficiently. Adrenal Response is recommended for stress-related symptoms like the ones listed above as well as anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, weight gain and insulin resistance. You may also experience better healing after surgery with Adrenal Response.
If you’re interested in ordering Adrenal Response or learning more about the long-term effects of stress on your teeth and gums, call Dr. Dayan’s office at