puffy gums

I went to the dentist today. After a brief second of looking into my mouth, the hygenist says to me, "So have you been under a bit of extra stress lately? Your gums are puffy."

I guess changing careers and buying a house can be considered extra stress.

But back to the gums . . . Apparently stress wears down the immune system. And when this happens, the gums overreact to bacteria and get puffy. Or something like that.

At least now I know why I have managed to get ill twice in the last month when I normally do not get ill at all. Stupid gums.


Mandi said...

that's wild! and cool too

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I looked. I am uncertain. Perhaps I need to go to the dentist to find out if I am stressed.