An Epidemic of Cracked Teeth: Another Rising Trend in COVID Times

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An Epidemic of Cracked Teeth: Another Rising Trend in COVID Times

Published: September 22nd, 2020
Cracked teeth can be a marker for so many things and be related to multiple different diseases. Dr. Chen, a practicing dentist in New York City has seen this become a widespread phenomenon since her return to routine practice this past June. This article details her personal experience with this during this season of COVID.
In my clinic, cracked teeth can be a sign of sleep apnea, nutritional deficiencies, stress, and result in infected or dying teeth necessitating root canals. Your mouth is an entryway to your whole body’s health. Gum disease and dental infections have been related to heart disease, dementia, autoimmune diseases and even GI tract diseases like IBS. Oral health is critical to gaining and maintaining overall health and should not be neglected during this season.
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