The holiday season brings not only anticipation and readiness but also a fair share of stress. Whether it’s financial or making sure everything is ready, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything. Unfortunately, stress impacts your oral health in ways you may not realize. It can:

  • Cause you to skip oral care routines
  • Lead to bad dental habits, like teeth grinding
  • Increase your intake of sugar, which can lead to tooth decay

The Mayo Clinic put together a helpful video on handling your stress:

However, we encourage you to come in for an appointment. If you tend to grind your teeth at night, we can create a custom bite guard that protects your smile.

Most of all, don’t forget to get your checkup scheduled before the year ends! Call Andover Smiles today at 978-396-3935 to visit us in North Andover, MA. You can also request an appointment online.