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Did you know your stress can affect your oral health? Well, it’s true! In fact, it can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding issues, gum recession, and canker sores. This is why our dentist, Dr. Douglas Hauck, strongly encourages you to do everything you can to maintain a strong oral health when you’re stressed. You can do so by doing the following things:

-Have good oral hygiene (Brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse once a day)
-Visit your dentist every six months (Dental cleanings and exams are vital)
-Have a balanced diet (Eat less tooth-harming foods and more tooth-healthy foods)
-Get plenty of sleep
-Exercise, get a massage, or take part in physical therapy (Release stress and tension)
-Share your feelings with a loved one or counselor
-Make time to relax or meditate
-Wear a mouthguard at night if you clench your jaws and grind your teeth

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to maintain a strong oral health when you’re stressed in Newport Beach, California, please reach out to our dental team at Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc. by dialing (949) 729.9950. We are happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!