You may not realize that stress could be wreaking havoc on your teeth, amid this year’s pandemic. In today’s column, I’m going to address a number of trends I’m seeing among patients, and I’ll offer some advice that may help alleviate your stress and improve your dental health.

There are two main dental concerns I’m seeing in countless patients these days, likely as a direct result of pandemic-induced stress. These two trends are somewhat preventable, so I hope that my advice can reach those who need it most, and prevent or improve additional issues.

Dr. Rita Tempel is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and owner of Gettysburg Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and owner of Sweet Dreams Gettysburg LLC, 2018 York Road, Gettysburg. For more information, visit, follow @ritatempeldds on Instagram or like her Faceboook page @Gettysburgsmiles or call 717-339-0033.

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