Your Health For Tag "anxiety"

  • Biting your fingernails can harm your mouth
    Sep. 13, 2021

    Biting your fingernails can harm your mouth

    General oral health

    Nail biting can spread harmful bacteria, viruses and more from your fingers to your mouth. This can increase your risk of colds and other infections. The risk is particularly high in children because they have less developed immune systems than adults and may not always wash their hands properly.

  • Dealing with dental anxiety
    May 3, 2021

    Dealing with dental anxiety

    General oral health

    Avoiding dental care often leads to poorer oral health, pain and more costly and complex dental procedures in the future. That’s why it’s so important for people with dental anxiety to confront it. Here’s what causes dental anxiety and how you can overcome it.

  • Alcohol consumption a growing health concern during pandemic
    Mar. 30, 2021

    Alcohol consumption a growing health concern during pandemic

    General oral health

    An increase in alcohol consumption to manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic is also increasing people’s risk of oral health problems associated with alcohol. Several national studies show an increase in alcohol consumption over the past year. In one study, 60% of adults reported an increase in drinking during the pandemic, and 46% cited stress as the reason.

  • Protecting mental health can help oral health as cracked teeth due to stress on the rise during COVID-19
    Nov. 4, 2020

    Protecting mental health can help oral health as cracked teeth due to stress on the rise during COVID-19

    General oral health

    If you feel worry, fear or anxiety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. These overwhelming emotions can impact everything from sleeping and eating habits to having consequences for your oral health.

  • Calming Your Kids at the Dentist
    Oct. 4, 2018

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there's no reason to skip a visit. There's one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting... More »

  • How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being
    Jun. 7, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being

    Dental benefit information

    Offering a dental plan to employees or purchasing a dental plan on your own isn't just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being. Dental coverage emphasizes preventive care. Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work every year due to dental disease.1 But dental coverage... More »

  • Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth
    Jun. 19, 2015

    Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth

    General oral health

    We've all got a nervous habit or two, whether it's chewing nails, tapping toes or chomping gum. For the most part, nervous habits are harmless – but there are a few that can be bad news for oral health. Here are three to stop. Nail biting. Nibbling on your nails can stress your teeth and... More »