Is the pandemic making me grind my teeth?
Up to 10% of adults grind their teeth. Even worse, most people don’t know they’re doing it. This can lead to some big problems down the road. The muscles in your jaw clench with up to 250 pounds of force, so it’s no surprise that there has been a major increase in cracked teeth during the pandemic. Left untreated, grinding and clenching wears down enamel, causes chronic migraines, changes the structure of the face, and contributes to gum recession - whaaaat 😱? Let’s dig into why this could be happening so we can leave it behind with the pandemic.