Many of us have experienced increased levels of stress in our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic – whether it be due to health-related anxiety, uncertainty, job insecurity, missing loved ones or general burn out.
Stress can cause jaw clenching and teeth grinding, often occurring subconsciously or while we sleep. Other causes include prolonged periods of intense mental concentration, physical illness or certain medications.
How does it work?
Wearing a nightguard while you sleep can help ease your pain and protect your teeth from damage done by grinding and clenching.
How’s it fitted?
Your Health Partners Dentist will:
Click here for more info on nightguards.
If you are experiencing stress or anxiety and you need some extra support, seeing your GP or a mental health professional can be a helpful place to start. There are also a range of free resources and support available online, via text or phone call to suit your needs.