It would be an understatement to say the last year has been stressful. You don’t need us to mention the reasons why, but you should be aware of some of the effects stress can have.
Specifically, teeth grinding can become more common when people feel stressed. That can damage enamel and increase your risk of cavities and gum disease.
It also can contribute to TMJ disorders. Signs of this can be frequent headaches, jaw pain, pain when eating, jaw stiffness, or clicking when opening or closing your mouth.