AUSTIN, Texas — As people work from home or manage more stressors because of the coronavirus pandemic, their dental hygiene might be taking a hit.
Dentists nationwide have noted seeing an increase in dental issues since reopening their offices in recent months. Austin-based dentist Lindsey Jaros with Austin Dental Works said she also started to see it when she reopened her practice in May.
“We have definitely seen a lot more fractured teeth, a lot more teeth where we can see crack lines in them,” Jaros said.
When people are stressed or even keep poor posture while working from home, Jaros said it can cause people to clench or grind their teeth.