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Can Stress Cause Cavities?

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A recent Canadian study published by Biomed Central: Oral Health used information from different databases and studies to examine the question of whether there is a link between stress levels and cavities. The studies chosen focused particularly on children between the ages of four and fourteen.

Results of the Study

The researchers conducting the studies measured salivary cortisol, or the amount of the hormone called cortisol which is present in the saliva in your mouth, to measure stress levels in the children. These researchers sought to understand if there was a connection between stress-related changes in saliva and the presence of cavities in the mouth.

At the end of the studies, it was ...

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