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Pandemic Stress Causing More Oral Health Problems

March 15, 2021
by The Joplin Globe


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much hand-wringing among Americans since last March. It’s also caused a ton of teeth grinding.

A recent survey of dentists conducted by the American Dental Association reported that more than 70% of dentists reported increases of teeth grinding in their practices since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, said Dr. Linda C. Niessen, dean of the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, which is under development in Joplin.

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