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Stress: The 8 Secrets To Save Your Teeth


Decrease in salivary secretion, herpes, mouth ulcers, bad breath, lichen, bruxism, tooth erosions, periodontal diseases… when you’re stressed, you get a lot of it. 

The body, solicited from all sides, goes through a phase of alarm with anxiety and excitement. In the resistance phase, the body tries to adapt to the stressor because it thinks it has no other choice.

Then comes the phase of exhaustion, the burn-out. The safety valve has exploded, and this is often the best thing that can happen to us, because others break down with a heart attack or a stroke.

Why is the mouth on the front line?

Because stress is often associated with eating or addictive behaviours that are very harmful to the teeth and oral mucous membranes. 

Because stress is associated with lack of time, so brushing is often overlooked.

We forget our annual dental check-ups. It is the pain, adding additional stress, which solicits the emergency appointment in an already “overbooked” agenda, so we do not always follow the recommended and necessary care.

Caries and periodontal diseases appear and settle irreversibly.

In times of stress, it broods dry!

To adapt to the unbearable, the first reaction is to clench teeth, but if the mouth is not well balanced, the clenching is associated with grinding which causes wear and tear and even tooth fractures. And the consequences are not only dental… Pain and cracking of the jaw joints, tinnitus, headaches, neck pain, lumbago. All signs that tell the body to say: Stop !

The 8 secrets to control teeth damages:

– Use an electric toothbrush. It does in 1 minute what a manual toothbrush does in 3 minutes. Choose one with a pressure sensor and soft bristles, for example the sunstargum.

– Put relaxing music in your smartphone’s earphones

– In the morning put some drops of “antésite”, a French herbal drink receipt (www.antesite.com),  in a 1.5l bottle of mineral or filtered water and drink it during all day. This replaces soft drinks and reduces coffee consumption.

– Need a snack?  Think about sugar-free, organic biopastilles (www.biopastille.fr) and a wide range of flavours.

– Ask your dentist for an anti-bruxism guard to wear at night to avoid tooth wear.

– Since it’s not the right time to quit smoking, change brands of cigarettes. Try the nicotine-free and tobacco-free “Honey Rose” (www.honeyrose.co.uk). They won’t be “gum killers”. Also, because these cigarettes do not contain addictive agents, they are part of a gentle withdrawal. 

– For the cravings, always have fresh and dried fruits, hazelnuts, almonds… available.

– Eat organic raw dark chocolate (www.rrraw.fr). It is even said to have anti-stress and anti-caries properties. Finally some good news!

French version on https://naturebiodental.com/single-post/2020/03/10/stress-les-8-secrets-pour-sauver-vos-dents/

Catherine Rossi

Dr. Catherine ROSSI, dentist, graduate of the Faculty of dental surgery of Toulouse (France) in 1984, I discovered natural medicine in 1983.

I have been practicing my profession in Paris since 1985. I have 3 daughters, 2 grand ‘daughters and I am happy!

The day I started treating myself with alternative medicine and experienced the miracles it had on my health, it became for me inconceivable to prescribe for my patients allopathic remedies as I was taught to do so in the university.

Therefore, I studied and incorporated homeopathy, aromatherapy, phytotherapy, acupuncture etc. into my practice from the very start.

This practice which has come to be defined “holistic dentistry” became for me a reason for being. It was accompanied by a personal evolution, an art of living in harmony with nature, of a consciousness in the role of each living being in the balance of our universe.

As my personal and spiritual work evolves, the care that I provide to my patients has taken on a special dimension: my relationship to another takes on character of sacredness in trust and in Love.

I present this blog to you as my modest contribution for a better world because my belief is that: on the path of life we always advance the best with good teeth.

Website – https://naturebiodental.com/