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When you’re stressed, your oral health and smile can be affected. In fact, there are many dental issues that can occur, like canker sores, gum recession, jaw pain, teeth grinding habits, and more. It’s best to do everything you can to keep your smile in tip-top shape when you’re stressed. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. John Hobgood, has some tips. You should do the following things:

-Remove the source of your stress (The best way to eliminate your stress is to deal with it)
-Keep up on oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily
-Attend your dental checkups every six months (These are vital for a top-notch oral health)
-Have a balanced and tooth-healthy diet (Consume plenty of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products)
-Get plenty of rest
-Release your stress and tension by exercising, getting a massage, or taking part in physical therapy
-Share your feelings with someone
-Relax and meditate as much as possible

Do you have any questions about how to maintain a top-notch smile when you’re stressed in New Orleans, Louisiana? If so, contact our dental team at Algiers Dental Associates today! All you need to do is dial 504-361-3277 and we will be more than happy to help you.