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A Dentist Revealed How Much Pandemic Stress Is Hurting Our Teeth

Apparently you’re *not* supposed to be grinding your teeth 24/7.

A woman brushes her teeth in the mirror. A dentist told the new york times how much pandemic stress is hurting our teeth.
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It’s been a long, hard pandemic, and your muscles, your brain, and your tolerance for Zoom small talk have taken a toll. You can add teeth to that list. Many people are taking their COVID-19 stress out on their chompers, a dentist wrote in the New York Times.

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Dr. Tammy Chen D.D.S., the author of the Times piece, says that strain and exhaustion can show up in our mouths. As a result, the amount of tooth cracks and fractures sustained during the pandemic has skyrocketed.