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Apr 3, 2010 11:36 AM by Associated Press

Recession is making one health problem get worse

The recession is making one health problem get worse. Life's daily grind can turn into a nightly one that people often don't know about until they go to the dentist.

Dentists everywhere say they're seeing cases of teeth-grinding more than ever before. Since the recession began, dentists everywhere say teeth grinding has been on the rise.

A Chicago dental society survey found that 65% saw an increase in the problem and three quarters of the dentists surveyed say their patients have complained of increased stress.

Dentists say if grinding goes on for too long, it can do real damage to the teeth.




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