Stress Can Affect Oral Health, Causing Tooth Grinding, Aching Jaw, And Bad Breath
Acid Reflux Caused By Stress Releases A Compound Responsible For Foul-Smelling Breath
Stress can affect overall health, including oral health. One of the consequences is bruxism, also known as tooth grinding and clenching the jaw, which occurs while sleeping. The signs are shortened teeth and an aching jaw when waking up. Stress also causes an aching or clicking jaw as a result of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and the lack of relaxation in the jaw muscle. Root canal problems can occur if tooth grinding is severe. Also, bad breath is an indirect consequence of stress, which causes acid reflux and other compounds that are released through the mouth. Click here for more details.