Grinding your teeth more during the pandemic? You may want to try breathing exercises

Simple awareness of the position of your mouth, tongue and teeth throughout the day may go a long way towards preventing tooth grinding.
Simple awareness of the position of your mouth, tongue and teeth throughout the day may go a long way towards preventing tooth grinding.PHOTO: UNSPLASH

(NYTIMES) - Everyday stressors like a report due at work, the refrigerator breaking down and the dog throwing up can sometimes make you want to grit your teeth.

But layer on top of that a pandemic, economic uncertainty and political upheaval, and you might start to give your jaw a serious workout - gritting and grinding with as much as 110kg of force.

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