Dental professionals around the world have noticed a significant rise in teeth grinding since the start of the pandemic. As a result of increased stress, they are seeing more patients with signs of excessive clenching or grinding, also known as bruxism. These include tooth wear, cracks, fractures and jaw pain. Read more about pandemic bruxism in the British Dental Journal.
If you are clenching or grinding your teeth, your dentist can suggest ways to reduce symptoms and protect your smile, such as wearing a night guard. Visit a St. Thomas dentist today, or contact Sunset Dental to schedule an appointment.