January 17, 2022
Meredith Skinner knows stress is impacting her body.
She’s been dealing with clenching her jaw for a few years already, but it’s grown worse during the pandemic.
“It is absolutely stress-related,” Skinner said. “In the last two years, I have cared for and lost my aunt and dad. I think COVID-19 probably amplified the stress.”
She is aware of the clenching, sometimes doing it while awake, but didn’t want to go with a night guard, which dentists often recommend.