The condition of your teeth may have a significant effect to your stress tolerance. Though seemingly unrelated, bad teeth and gum health can cause various problems to the body. Teeth and gum problems is itself a stress and can affect your tolerance to stress. Undiagnosed tooth and gum disease can be a reason why we are easily overwhelmed with stress.
This is important because teeth and gum disease are very common. Tooth decay or dental caries is still surprisingly common in adults, affecting one in every four adults. In many cases, dental caries may go on without being seen.
Gum disease affects even more individuals, affecting at least half of all adults. There are already studies showing that teeth problems are associated with serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, cognitive impairments and even diabetes.