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Stress From COVID-19 Leading to an Uptick in Teeth Grinding

June 24, 2020
by Taylor Epps, WKBW


“People are coming with more tension type headaches, migraines, decreased opening. They’ll say ‘I used to be able to eat a turkey club sandwich, but now I can’t open as big,” said Dr. Michelle Augello, DDS, owner of Nickel City Dentistry on Hertel Ave.

30-40% of her patients complain about these kinds of issues and she thinks it’s all because of stress caused by COVID-19.

“It is a stressful climate in our world right now. They were clenching and grinding their teeth and they were breaking a lot of teeth,” said Dr. Augello.

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