LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — COVID clenching is a term that was coined a few years ago. It’s clenching or grinding your teeth because of stress and it can be damaging to a person’s teeth.
Dentists report seeing more patients with damaged teeth because of clenching.
“We have a ligament on every single tooth and when there’s undue pressure on there it can actually cause the gum to recede, it can have the teeth become loosened,” said Docter Nicole Mackie, a dental surgery doctor at the Dental Implant Specialty Center. “The way that we’re supposed to chew, our teeth have protective mechanisms.”8 News Now via Yahoo News