By Dr. Heather Schneider
Most people are well-versed in the primary enemies of good oral health: plaque, acid and poor brushing or flossing routines — However, there are more devious and sneaky enemies among us, now more than ever. Stress, anxiety and depression can all take a toll on your teeth and gums.
Each of these mental health issues has been shown to clearly impact your oral health. Here is a look at how each one might dim your smile, as well as tools to combat them.
Let’s start with the one we’ve all dealt with