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Can Tooth Loss Cause Depression?

depression-Glasscock Dental Depression is a serious illness affecting an estimated 19 million American Adults. Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer periods of time.

People who experience dental anxiety tend to skip regular dental maintenance which can lead to tooth loss and other health related illnesses. What people are beginning to realize is that the health of your teeth have a greater impact on your body than what was originally thought.

A recent study shows that people who experience dental anxiety and skip dental visits may end up being depressed based on the ensuing poor dental health or tooth loss. The information comes from a study explained at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research at West Virginia University.

The results showed that 13.4 percent of participants had some kind of anxiety, 16.7 percent dealt with depression and 5.7 percent had total tooth loss. The participants included the same number of males and females, in addition to including all types of races.

The good news is, depression based on tooth loss can be avoided by regular dental visits with your dentist.  The office of Glasscock Dental specializes in Stress Free Dental which is tailored to help a patient deal with dental anxiety. Also, if you have already experienced tooth loss, it’s still not too late for you to correct.  With the advancement of dental crowns, bonding and other dental procedures, Glasscock Dental can give you that award winning smile that you dream about.

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Charlotte, NC 28262
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704-510-1150

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Why Kids Playing Sports Need a Sports Guard

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Kid’s playing sports NEED a Sports Guard!

Wearing a mouth guard helps prevent against structural damage to your teeth and jaw and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips.  Mouth guards have also been shown to help decrease the risk of concussions.

Many people play contact sports on a regular basis. This is typical among children, teenagers and adults.  A traumatic accident to the mouth can cause a loss of a tooth. Wearing a mouth guard is important for the prevention of fracture or injury to your teeth.  Having a mouth guard properly fitted at your dentist is important for comfort and maximum protection of your pearly whites.

Losing your teeth can impact you in more ways than you would think.  Your self-esteem and confidence is hindered if you feel uncomfortable smiling.  Below are some consequences that tooth loss can create:

  • Speech problems.
  • Chewing problems.
  • Anxiety and self-consciousness.
  • Stiff jaw.
  • Moving of remaining teeth
  • Nutrition problems as crunchy foods could be difficult to eat.
  • For baby teeth, the potential of adult teeth coming in crooked.

Call the office of Dr. David M Glasscock DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to fit you or your child with the proper mouth guard to ensure your teeth are protected.

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Address:
8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone:

704-510-1150

Fax:

704-510-1220

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