Stress can play a major role in all areas of your health and wellbeing. From your oral health to your mental health, stress can wreak havoc. One area that reducing stress can help your oral health care is with bruxism problems.
Bruxism is the proper term for grinding your teeth or clenching them tightly together. When you are dealing with high levels of stress, it can cause your bruxism symptoms to worsen. Here are a few tips to help you in reducing your stress levels and to reduce your symptoms.
Stress Reduction IdeasOne of the first ways many healthcare professionals advise to reduce stress is to exercise. A walk around your neighborhood at the end of the day can help you to melt the stress away. Consider joining an aerobics class or working out with a friend to reduce your stress after a long hard day at work.
Consider writing your thoughts down in a journal. This helps to get your thoughts out on paper and can assist in finding ways to work out issues you may be struggling with. You can also consider talking with a trusted friend on those days that you are really stressed out.
Another great stress reducer is to participate in meditation or Yoga exercises. These help you to build an inner peace and learn how to relax under pressure with breathing techniques. You can learn how to let go of the worries and cares of the day while quietly breathing through the stress and feel it releasing from your body.
These are just a few tips we recommend to relieve the stress you may be dealing with. By using these you can also decrease the painful problems of bruxism and help reduce the chance of damaging your teeth. Be sure to contact us today if you need other assistance with grinding or clenching your teeth.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 789-3799 today.