Managing Stress May Improve Oral Health, Says Nova Scotia Dental Association

A new report from the Nova Scotia Dental Association is connecting the dots between stress and oral health — laying out an argument that managing stress could improve an individual’s oral health.

The information is part of the organization’s 2019 Nova Scotia Oral Health Report.

“Stress could have an impact on your oral health,” says Dr. Nada Haidar, president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association and a practicing family dentist.

The report says that although stress can be naturally occurring, excessive stress can lead to unhealthy habits, including poor oral hygiene. That includes forgetting to brush or floss and not visiting the dentist regularly.

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