Dentists across the country are reporting a rise in stress-related oral health conditions in their patients since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute's COVID-19 impact poll for the week of Sept. 21.
More than half of the polled dentists reported increases in the prevalence of bruxism (59.4%), chipped and cracked teeth (53.4%), and temporomandibular disorder symptoms (53.4%) among their patients, and more than a quarter saw a rise in other conditions, including 26.4% who reported an increase in caries and 29.7% who reported an increase in periodontal disease.
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Feeling stressed? Your teeth might feel it too! A recent survey from the American Dental Association found dentists are seeing more patients with stress-related oral health issues. We’re here to help – call for an appointment today!
Find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth a lot lately? You’re not alone! Dentists are seeing more patients with stress-related issues this year, according to the American Dental Association. Our team can help – schedule an appointment today!