Two Days Only! 20% Off All Dental Savings Plans, Sept. 28-29th, Hurry! Use Code SALE306
A growing number of people are suffering from dental health problems due to a national upsurge in teeth grinding caused by stress over the stagnant economy, according to a recent study.
Researchers from the Chicago Dental Society surveyed more than 250 of its members and found that nearly 75 percent of dentists said their patients reported increased stress in their lives. Moreover, approximately 65 percent of dentists said that they have seen an increase in teeth grinding and jaw clenching among their patients.
"It's been because of the economy," said Chicago dentist William Frericks told the Sun Times. "'Can I pay for food on the table or my next rent check or mortgage?' Those kinds of things have really come into play lately."
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause headaches and sleep problems, and can lead to muscle inflammation, broken teeth and damaged dental work.
The Chicago Dental Society recommends that patients who find themselves grinding their teeth avoid caffeine, exercise regularly and talk to their dentist about a night mouth guard if the issue persists. Massaging the muscles along the jaw line can also help relieve jaw soreness.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353
© 2010 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.