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Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next

from Medical News Today

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 1 in 6 adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxiety caused by stressful social situations? A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers, published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, finds that anxiety experienced in social circumstances elevates the risk of bruxism - teeth grinding that causes tooth wear and fractures as well as jaw pain. more

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