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Woman viewing a blog on her laptop while drinking coffeeAt Cooley Smiles, we are committed to delivering highly personalized, exceptional care that addresses all of your oral health needs. Part of the care that we deliver is ongoing education not only for our staff, but to offer our patients the latest health information available. Check back every two weeks for updated blog posts on various dental topics. Have a topic that you would like to know more about? Email us and your idea might be the next featured blog post!

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Are Your Gums Affected by Stress?

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Brandon Cooley
As a society, we find ourselves in many stressful situations. Governments rise and fall, pandemics advance and retreat, and the natural world can wreak havoc on entire nations at once. We have reason to be stressed on a personal level as well. When we find ourselves stressed, we see the effects of this stress manifest in our oral health. Stress Affects Your Gums Stress affects our immune system's ability to fight for us. The stress hormone cortisol released in acute times of stress to help you cope can suppress the immune system. If cortisol is continually released in your body, you will be more susceptible to contracting infections. Since gum disease is an infection in your gums, it is possible to develop gum disease during stressful times in your life. If you have gum disease, you could experience loose teeth, bad breath, and bleeding gums. Your sensitive gums could be a result of ongoing stress in your life. Stress Should Not Keep You From Coming to See us Clearly, stress can affect your gums. Fortunately, there is hope. With our professional team of dental specialists, we are prepared to help you at any stage of gum disease. Usually, gum disease develops slowly, and if we catch it early, we can help you before you lose your teeth. If you have any blood on your toothbrush, you should give us a call as this may be a sign of gum disease. Similarly, if you spit out blood after brushing, you should let us know. If your gums bleed at all while eating or brushing, please give us a call so we can check your mouth for gum disease. Call today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, and be good to your gums by taking measures today to lower your stress level....
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