Tense Times Mean More Tooth-Grinding, Dentists Warn | Health News

Alonzo Osche

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If pandemic-related stress has you grinding your teeth, you’re not alone.

Dentists say tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching are on the rise due to the many challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been seeing an increase in the number of patients looking for appointments to replace broken mouth guards” that have been cracked or chewed through, said Dr. Leopoldo Correa, director of the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in Boston.

Grinding and clenching (“bruxism”) can cause cracked teeth, fillings and crowns; migraines and

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