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Oral Health and Bipolar Disorder: What Do You Really Know?

“Did you know that living with bipolar disorder can affect the health and appearance of your teeth?”

“Clenching and grinding (bruxism) of the teeth may happen subconsciously, causing advanced wear of your teeth or even headaches. When the jaws are in a resting position, the teeth should not be in contact with those in the opposite arch, even though the mouth is closed. Having a bite splint made can prevent the jaws from clenching together and damaging teeth or restorations throughout your mouth,”Β  (New Life Outlook).


Check out this awesome article that I wanted to share with you on this topic.

Next week, I will be sharing my own experiences with

bipolar disorder and my oral health!

So, STAY TUNED! Reading is learning and we know that’s fundamental. πŸ˜‰




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12 comments on “Oral Health and Bipolar Disorder: What Do You Really Know?

  1. Useful! Also when i’m in major depression my body self care is inexistent, i had 13 caries the last time I was at the dentist.

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    • Mhm! I feel you on that. I’m only 25 and have already lost significant enamel due to grinding. I honestly didn’t even believe I was doing it, I was in denial for the longest time. Now, I have no choice but to wear my bite guard to sleep every night just to keep the teeth I have left!

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  2. Same, i was in denial and i do everything to avoid the dentist, but teeth are so important.

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    • Lord, they are indeed! We will be fine regardless, we just have to keep making our self care #1 over all else. πŸ’™

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      • True! Is important to be more gentle and caring about ourselves, we deserve it πŸ’–


  3. I definitely get it! I’ve been a grinder for some time!


  4. Its so informative.

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  5. Great post. Thank you for sharing. I strongly feel that oral and biopolar disorder can are linked because dental health effects overall health. Speculations are made that it could also be linked to breast cancer.

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  6. It’s a very nice post.


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