Teeth grinding ‘linked to stress’
More dentists are seeing patients who have damaged their oral health through excessive teeth grinding, it has been revealed.
The Tennessean reported that workplace stresses and financial worries are leading to more people grinding their teeth and pointed to research from the Chicago Dental Society that showed 65 per cent of dentists have claimed an increase in treating this condition.
“I’ve seen more cracked teeth in the last six months than I have ever seen – and I have been practising for 40 years,” said Dan Hixon, a dentist in Hermitage.
Elsewhere, Divine Caroline – an online health and wellbeing publication – recently reported that investing in a night guard could be a solution to this problem for many, as the majority of people grind their teeth during their sleep and are unaware they are doing it until damage has been caused.
The publication stated that for the best results sufferers should consult a dental professional.