The Number of Stress-Related Tooth Fractures Is Skyrocketing

Orthodontist offers 50% off custom Night Guards to stop tooth grinding and clenching.

Experts at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation say that during the pandemic and lockdowns, everyone is experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, loneliness and isolation. Even with the rollout of three COVID vaccines, many continue to suffer from related stress.

And this stress is having dramatic, widespread consequences that manifest themselves in the form of mood changes, sleep issues, high blood pressure – and in a condition called bruxism, or teeth grinding. 

Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH Orthodontics, with eight offices from Boston to Cape Cod, says, a hard custom Night Guard can protect your teeth: “We’re offering 50% OFF to make them more affordable. We  recommend a hard model  because soft night guards actually stimulate clenching and hyperactivity, and aren’t as durable.”

“Teeth grinding – or bruxism –can occur during the day or at night when you may not be aware you’re doing it. Common symptoms include waking up with a headache, toothache, or earache. You may also feel tenderness or pain in your face, jaw muscles, and/or teeth or gums. The force from grinding and clenching can cause teeth to crack, chip or fracture, and wear away the tooth’s enamel.”

Bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a custom Night Guard that puts a barrier between teeth, protecting against grinding and other complications. Dr. Chase recommends custom mouth guards since they are geared to individual needs rather than over the counter versions: “One size doesn’t fit all.”

Anyone noticing teeth grinding can arrange a chairside exam by ARCH Orthodontist to be followed up with an optional scan and a treatment simulation via scanner that will show expected results of improved teeth alignment and spacing — and beautiful smiles.  

Those converting to treatment through this special and who mention ‘Covid Guard’ when calling for an appointment will receive 50% off the cost of Night Guard. Limited time offer expires May 31, 2021. For more info and/or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, click here  or  call 781-209-6776, email or visit  

–  By Stan Hurwitz /