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Dentists Seeing ‘Mask Mouth’ and Stress-Related Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2021
by Global News


Dr. Elena Hernandez-Kucey says it’s something dentists across North America have been talking about: a noticeable increase in stress-related dental issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are seeing more joint problems, people arriving (in clinics) saying: ‘I’m not sleeping well, I’m waking up, my face hurts,’” Hernandez-Kucey told Global News.

The Edmonton dentist explains tension and anxiety, whether a patient is aware of it or not, can cause teeth grinding and clenching.

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