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placeholder May 4, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Harmful effects of women's unmanaged stress

As a holistic neuromuscular dentist, my philosophy of the mouth is on whole body health and the physiological manifestation of stress on the oral environment.

Whole body health and harmony of the oral environment and the head and neck is essential to brain health. Stress damages the brain and women's pressure cooker lifestyle wears away brain cells. If not managed stress wreaks havoc on the brain.

Uncontrolled stress can lead to fluctuations in sleep patterns which result in insomnia, memory loss cognitive impairment, chronic disease, mouth sores, teeth grinding, sensitive teeth, shoulder pain, numbness in your fingers and hands, along with skin itching and rashes, and lastly fluctuations in cortisol levels.

Imbalances in cortisol and irregularities in hormones will lead to premature aging and cavities because of an increased acidity in saliva along with inflammation in the mouth. Cortisol affects the alkalinity of the oral environment which can lead to erosion of the teeth, diseases, and can cause infections in the mouth.

Extreme proper nutrition and sleep are essential to managing stress. It is vital that women manage stress with proper deep slow breathing, prayer, mindful meditation, nutrition to stabilize cortisol and glucose levels in order to reduce the impact of inflammation on the oral environment and the whole body health.

Stress affects the whole body's health, so stress management must be managed carefully.

(Dr. Terecita Dean, an Alameda dentist, graduated with a degree from Marquette University and has practiced in California since 1989.)

 
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