Bremerton dentist seeing more cracked teeth, jaw pain due to stress over pandemic

Dentists across the country have noticed increases in cracked teeth and jaw pain. (Unsplash)

With the added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there’s been a cascading effect on many people, specifically involving cracked teeth, jaw pain, and other dental health issues.

According to Bremerton dentist Dr. Peter Ruff, he’s been seeing more and more instances of patients with cracked teeth and complaining of jaw pain, a direct result of frequent teeth-grinding.

“This is a stressful time, and we are seeing more issues,” Dr. Ruff told KIRO Radio.

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That’s a trend that’s been consistent not just in Washington too, with one Winnipeg dentist describing a “huge increase” in patients who grind their teeth, seeing as many as three or four people a week with jaw pain and headaches.

A dentist in San Diego has seen similar problems among his

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