Dentists say pandemic-related anxiety is causing people to grind their teeth

Dentists say they're seeing more patients who are grinding their teeth because of stress and anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 15, 2020, 2:12 PM

Updated 1,378 days ago

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Dentists say they're seeing more patients who are grinding their teeth because of stress and anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic.
Doctors advise patients to get a regular check-up because it can be beneficial to their health as well as their wallets.
"It can range anywhere from a filling at a couple hundred dollars to, unfortunately, sometimes we'll see somebody will crack a tooth and it's not repairable, which can cost a few thousand," says dentist Dr. Michelle Augello.
Dentists add that they are also seeing more patients with headaches and trouble opening their mouths all the way.


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