Pandemic stress causing uptick in dental health issues

Alonzo Osche

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – 2020 was a year that affected people in many ways.

For some the pandemic grinded them down not only mentally, but also their teeth.

“The stresses associated with it like financial stresses, the sickness stress, the isolation stress, you name it. I mean, there’s a lot a lot of stress going on with this whole situation. We’re doing a lot of TMJ therapy,” said Chris Polk , Cambridge Family Dentistry Owner.

Polk said their practice has noticed an uptick in people coming in due to grinding and clenching their teeth.

“A lot of times, it’s very

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