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Bruxism (or nighttime teeth grinding) is a common condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health. Often triggered by stress and exacerbated by diets high in sugar, caffeine, or alcohol, bruxism can cause serious damage to your teeth (or even lead to lost teeth), create jaw or muscle pain (including temporomandibular joint disorder, also Read more

What to Look for in a Dental Guard

Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, can cause long-term problems for your teeth — and beyond. If you’re concerned about your dental health, a dental guard is often a great choice to help protect your teeth and promote oral and jaw health. But how do you choose the right one? There are several factors to consider, so let’s Read more

Top Tips for Stress Management

We’re all familiar with some of the ways stress can affect us: poor sleep, elevated blood pressure, and increased likelihood of diabetes, obesity, or heart disease. But did you know that stress can also affect your dental health? Stress is one of the leading causes of bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, which can wreak havoc Read more

Why Over-the-Counter Dental Guards

If you’re looking for a dental guard, it can be hard to know where to start. There are plenty of choices out there, at all kinds of price points and levels of quality. You want the best for your dental health, but you don’t want to overspend needlessly. Luckily there is a great option available: Read more

Importance of a Smile

One of the first things that many people notice when meeting someone new is the smile: the universal greeting is shared with relatives, friends, colleagues, clients, customers, and even strangers. Whether you’re acknowledging a passerby you may never see again or meeting someone you’ll know for the rest of your life, the importance of a Read more

Why Teeth Grinding Affects Others

Grinding your teeth can create a multitude of health problems. But if you’re suffering from bruxism (or nighttime teeth grinding), it might not be only you who’s affected. Bruxism can be caused by many different triggers, from stress or anxiety to sleep disorders like sleep apnea. It can lead to damaged teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder Read more

March Madness – Long-Term Teeth Grinding

While it’s that time of year to start worrying about a busted bracket, you shouldn’t be worried about busted teeth. In the rush of March Madness, make sure you take a few minutes to prevent the long-term effects of teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) so you can get back to cheering on your favorite Read more

The Importance of Innovation

“Innovation” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of the technology behind your dental care. But using up-to-date and — yes — innovative dental care products is important to ensuring effective solutions. As we learn more about the causes and triggers behind conditions like bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding), we understand more about how Read more

Sleep Apnea & Bruxism

Having trouble getting a good night’s rest? Sleep apnea and bruxism are two sleep-related conditions that are sometimes experienced together. The first is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, while the second is nighttime teeth grinding. And those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea are more likely to also deal with Read more

New Year, New You

In this month of reflection, intention, and resolution, what are your hopes for a beautiful smile in 2019? Many start the year thinking about health — but they often forget the importance of oral health! A healthy smile is about more than just looking good in photos (although that usually doesn’t hurt). Having a healthy Read more

New Year, Stop the Grind

It’s that time of year: taking stock of the past twelve months, looking forward to a fresh start, and thinking about what you want to do differently. Whether you like to commit to new year’s resolutions or just like the idea of a clean slate, it’s a great opportunity to put your best foot forward Read more

How to Limit Holiday Stress

’Tis the season for eggnog, sugar cookies, and stressful family gatherings. The holidays can bring great joy, but they can also create worry and stress as you scramble to keep up with activities, gifts, and a diet of rich foods and cocktails. Holiday stress can lead to bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, or can exacerbate Read more

Truths & Myths: Bruxism

Many people think of bruxism as being a condition that’s strictly related to teeth. But that’s only part of the picture. While the damage caused by bruxism may be easiest to first notice on your teeth, it can cause problems throughout your mouth and even in your head and neck. When people hear “teeth grinding,” Read more

Identifying Bruxism: 6 Signs to Look For

Bruxism affects millions, but you may not have even realized it’s happening. Because that teeth-grinding happens at night during sleep, it can be difficult to identify that it’s going on. If you’re trying to identify bruxism (either for yourself or if you suspect a loved one is dealing with it), there are several symptoms you Read more

Hold the Starbucks! How that Grande Can Cause Teeth Grinding

Americans love their morning cup of Joe, but the habit could be damaging their teeth. Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 or over said they enjoyed a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018, according to a survey commissioned by the National Coffee Association. Indeed, Americans collectively drink more coffee than anyone on the Read more