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COVID-19 – dentists in Ireland report spike in bruxism

Dental teams in Ireland are reporting increased cases of bruxism in the face of pandemic-related stress. According to the Irish Times, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) says the profession has increasingly experienced conversations with patients relating to COVID-19 anxieties. And alongside this, cases of damaged teeth as a result of teeth grinding have also spiked. Due to a lack … Continued

Link found between smartphone usage and bruxism

New research has found those with smartphone dependency are more likely to grind their teeth, sleep poorly and suffer from jaw pain. Israeli researchers focused on the fear of missing out, or ‘FOMO’, as manifested by smartphone fixation for fear of missing messages, posts or notifications. They found a direct correlation between device dependency and … Continued