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Serious diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and eating disorders, can manifest as signs and symptoms inside of the mouth.



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Anxiety Contributes to Oral Health Problems

 
Chapter: Anxiety Increases Dental Diseases

Patients with anxiety disorders may disregard their oral health altogether and are at an increased risk for cavities, periodontal (gum) disease and bruxism (teeth grinding). Anxiety could be caused by being anxious of a needle and complicated procedures.

 

"Tell your dentist about your anxiety disorder and what medications you are on," says AGD spokesperson Mike Bromberg, DDS.

 

Some anxiety medications decrease the mouth's ability to produce saliva, which can increase the risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.
 
Reviewed: January 2012