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Can Covid-19 Lead to Toothaches?

According to the World Health Organization, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. Results of Stress Although toothaches or tooth problems are not in the above list, as a practicing dentist, I can tell you that during this extremely stressful time,

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Can Covid-19 Cause Shoulder and Neck Pain?

The World Health Organization says the main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. While shoulder and neck pain do come under the category of aches and pains, they are not typically associated with COVID-19. Whether you have the virus or not, we

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Does COVID-19 Cause Headaches?

Symptoms of COVID-19 keep evolving. According to the World Health Organization, the main symptoms are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. Headaches are not a primary symptom. However, about 14% of the patients do report headaches. Pandemic Stress There is a vast increase in headaches among

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Do I Have a TMJ Problem If I Have Jaw Pain and Grind My Teeth?

Grinding and clenching of teeth also known as bruxism are at an epidemic level today. Many estimate the incidence to be at least 1/3 of the population. As a practicing dentist who sees these problems daily, I believe the levels are at least 1/3 and probably higher.  Problems with Clenching and Grinding The problems relating

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Do Night Guards and Mouth Guards Help With Grinding?

The grinding and clenching of teeth together is known as bruxism in the dental community and it’s on the rise. Many dentists now recognize it to be at epidemic levels. As a practicing dentist for over 40 years, I have seen the problem in the past but nothing on the levels we are seeing today.

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