The Pandemic’s Troubling Dental Trend

With many Americans taking precautions and avoiding indoor spaces, you might think that dentists would be taking a hit during the pandemic. But at least for one dentist writing in the New York Times, the opposite is true: New York-based Dr. Tammy Chen is busy tending to an “epidemic of cracked teeth,” as she wrote in an opinion piece. One major reason is stress, which can lead to teeth clenching and grinding during the day and night. The awkward positions that bodies assume while working from home and the lack of sleep don’t do our teeth any favors either.