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‘Teeth Are Taking a Beating’: Dentists Say Cracked Teeth Are More Common Post-Lockdown

September 9, 2020
by CTV News

Dentists have seen a surge in patients with cracked or damaged teeth over the course of the pandemic, a phenomenon some believe may be related to an increase in jaw clenching and grinding due to stress.

Toronto-area dentist Dr. Kal Khaled closed his practice to all but emergency patients at the beginning of the lockdown and soon noticed an uptick in emergency patients coming in with cracked molars and damaged fillings leading to abscesses.

To his surprise, his colleagues reported a similar trend, one he believes is a compounding issue of stress, poor diet, and a lack of oral care.

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