Stress creates hormonal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous system changes in our body. Along with these systemic changes, there are oral manifestations that are the result of stress. Yes, stress can wreak havoc in your mouth. Is the mouth not part of your body?
It was a mental roller coaster to be in contact with so many people expressing their grief while I too am experiencing grief. Up until last week, having a patient who had experienced a loss was far apart. Last week, I had one day in which each patient expressed their experience with Covid19 whether it was the sudden loss of a love one, having been sick with the virus or loss of work.