October 6, 2020
New data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute indicates that there has been an rise in stress-related dental conditions, like tooth grinding and cracking, during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data, which was collected by the ADA Health Policy Institute via a survey sent to thousands of U.S. dentists, responding dentists have seen cases of tooth grinding and clenching rise by 59.4%, with instances of both cracked and chipped teeth rising by 53.4% each. There has also been an increase in cavities, gum disease, and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
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It makes sense that increased stress due to the ongoing global pandemic would cause individuals to clench and grind their teeth more. This also means that you are visiting your dentist in NE Calgary more often for treatments such as gums and teeth contouring near you. A dentist near you can help provide relief for clenching and grinding with devices such as mouth guards, but if extensive damage has been done, you may require gums and teeth contouring in NE Calgary. If you have noticed symptoms of clenching and grinding, it is important to visit your dentist to alleviate these symptoms and protect your teeth.
I’m 27. I’ve had a night guard since I was 10. I’m an EXTREMELY bad teeth grinder at night (my roommate has heard me grind my teeth through my closed door) I have had an increasingly worsening recession of my gums. I have been flossing more (not every night) but I clench my teeth all day long because I have ADHD and take adderall, I’m also on anxiety medicine. I got my first mouth guard 14 years ago so I know my adderall and anxiety wasn’t a part of my gum recession or bruxism. Anyone have any tips on what to do during the day so I’m not clenching ALL day?
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