Stress can affect your body in many ways. If you clench or grind your teeth, it can cause damage to your teeth. If you have any of these signs, you might be doing this harmful habit or have a TMJ disorder:

  • Sore jaw in the morning
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Headaches during the day

Clenching your teeth, also called bruxism, is a common thing people do when they feel stressed or anxious. If you keep clenching your teeth, it can cause sensitive teeth, pain in your teeth, and even cracks in your teeth.

The American Dental Association made a video that explains how stress and oral health are connected:

Constantly putting pressure on your jaw can also cause TMJ disorders, which make your jaw hurt and feel uncomfortable. Our dental office can treat TMJ problems. We make special oral appliances that protect your teeth from getting hurt when you clench them and help reduce the pain from TMJ disorders.

By fixing these problems, you can keep your teeth and jaw healthy and avoid issues in the future. Don’t let stress ruin your nice smile. If you think you might be clenching your teeth or have signs of TMJ, make an appointment with our friendly team today. We want to help you feel better and take good care of your teeth and jaw for a long time.

Call us at 502-783-6322 or schedule your next appointment in Frankfort, KY online.