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Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

April 13, 2021
by CTV News


Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic.

“It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our sleep from anxiety,” said Liran Levin, Professor and Head, Division of Periodontology in a release issued Monday. It’s important to emphasize that oral disease, like other ailments, doesn’t stop progressing through a pandemic. We will see higher rates of oral disease, and patients need to remember that postponement will affect your overall health.”

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