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Headaches, Toothaches Could Be Result of Stress-Induced Teeth Grinding

February 22, 2021
by CBC

If you’ve noticed more headaches, ear aches or joint pain during the pandemic, a Waterloo dentist says teeth grinding could be to blame.

Since the first lockdown in March, Dr. Aadil Shamji says more patients have come to him with symptoms of joint pain, muscle pain and tooth aches.

“We were getting more and more patients presenting these symptoms and it all came down to grinding,” said Shamji, who owns the Trillium Dental Centre in Waterloo, Ont.

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