Dentists Helping People Through Teeth-Clenching Stressful Times in Simcoe County

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.

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