April is National Stress Awareness Month, so it’s crucial to recognize how stress can affect your oral health and overall health and how visiting your Novi, MI dentist can help.

Stress can lead to teeth grinding, causing headaches, jaw pain, and damaged teeth. It can also lead to disrupted sleep patterns, which increase fatigue, contribute to poor oral hygiene habits, and cause systemic health problems. 

Stress also weakens the immune system, making you more susceptible to oral infections like cold sores

We can provide custom night guards to promote better sleep and better health. Dr. Ross can also use a gentle laser to treat cold sores comfortably and effectively. Check out today’s video to hear more about it!

Before stress takes its toll on your smile or sleep health, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dr. James C. Ross today at 248-697-2487. You can also contact us online.