Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is the act of clenching, grinding, or crunching while you sleep or are awake. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can cause headaches, mouth pain, and sleep disorders for some people. The exact causes of teeth grinding are difficult to pinpoint, since anyone can fall into this bad habit. However, studies point to a link between emotional stability and bruxism.
In short, people with high levels of stress are found to grind their teeth more often. Brown believes that the stress of COVID-19 is causing more people to grind their teeth. You can stay up late every night worrying about your work, your health, or your financial future. All of these things are important concerns during a pandemic.
As a result, you may start grinding your teeth as an impulsive reaction to this stress. It's simply no accident that there has been an increase in cracked and fractured teeth along with an ongoing pandemic. Stress and anxiety related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are being revealed in people's mouths, say dentists who report an increase in cases of patients with cracked, broken and damaged teeth in the past 20 months. This search strategy was carried out around the world and in the United States, the country most affected in terms of cases and deaths from COVID-19. You may have seen recent articles that report that dentists are seeing an increase in bruxism cases during COVID-19. Dentists say they have seen an increase in teeth grinding problems since the start of COVID-19, although there is still no research linking the increase to the stress of the pandemic.
To address this significant gap, the present study evaluated trends in Google searches, as an indication of public interest and demand, of bruxism and its symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the study provided no evidence as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in demand for dental treatment. He said that there is currently not enough data to scientifically guarantee that COVID-19 caused more stress that led people to break their teeth.