Your Health For Tag "stress and anxiety"

  • Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health
    Apr. 15, 2015

    Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    Every year as April 15 approaches, we can all get a little stressed and frazzled as we work to file our taxes by the deadline.  Even though Tax Day can be stressful, it's important to take the time to de-stress and learn how stress can affect your teeth. Stress can impact your oral health and possibly cause... More »

  • How to Avoid the Stress Monster
    Oct. 29, 2013

    How to Avoid the Stress Monster

    General oral health

    A little bit of stress is a normal part of daily life. When stress builds up though, it can be a real monster. High stress levels can lead to teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. To dodge these dangerous side effects of stress, give these tips a try.

  • Don't Gag! Going to the Dentist isn't that Bad!
    Oct. 3, 2013

    Don't Gag! Going to the Dentist isn't that Bad!

    General oral health

    Do you find your gag reflex on high alert when you go to the dentist? It's embarrassing and uncomfortable, but you're not alone. About one in five of us experience the gag reflex during a dental exam. Many people are nervous when they go to the dentist. That's normal. During your treatment, your dentist may... More »

  • Headaches Getting You Down? A Run Down of TMJ
    Jun. 13, 2013

    Headaches Getting You Down? A Run Down of TMJ

    General oral health

    Headache Awareness Week Shines Light on TMJ If you are struggling with daily headaches, you are not alone. Many people continually feel a dull ache in their head as they go about their daily activities. Work, grocery shopping, even your children's sporting events can be difficult to get through with constant pain. Some people have... More »

  • Sleep Better for Your Teeth
    May 16, 2013

    Sleep Better for Your Teeth

    General oral health

    Do you have a to-do list 5 miles long but never feel like there is enough time in the day to get everything done? You're not alone!  54% of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their lives – for good reason too!

  • Defeating Dentophobia
    May 7, 2013

    Defeating Dentophobia

    General oral health

    Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? You may have a condition called dentophobia. Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits.

  • Kick Your Kid's Thumb-Sucking Habits
    Apr. 30, 2013

    Kick Your Kid's Thumb-Sucking Habits

    Children’s Oral Health

    Learned in the womb and perfected as an infant, many children turn to thumb sucking in times of stress. Kids also use this practice in times of boredom, illness, and even at bedtime. This self-soothing technique has helped children gain independence and parents keep their sanity. But when it goes beyond the first few years,...