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Beat Back-to-School Stress

Back-to-school time can be stressful for the entire family. Between the stress of shopping and sign-ups, coupled with trying to transition kids from their summer schedule back into the structure of a school day, your sleep and sanity may suffer. As your family moves into back-to-school mode, there are many stressors that can serve as Read more

Don’t Drink & Grind

If you drink several times a week or even just a glass of wine or two before bed, you might want to rethink that habit. While imbibing on a regular basis can expand your waistline and that glass of red wine can stain your teeth, doing either can cause far greater harm to your overall Read more

Teeth Grinding: The Long and Short of It

Are you ignoring tell-tale signs that you are grinding your teeth at night? If you experience the symptoms of bruxism on an all-too-regular basis, then you need to seek your dentist’s help. When people ignore the initial signs of teeth grinding, it is almost certain that they will lead to bigger, more damaging effects. The Read more

Anxiety & Bruxism … Why Are They Connected?

Bruxism – grinding and clenching teeth – is more common in people with depression and anxiety disorders, but does anxiety actually cause this problem? Doctors admit that they don’t really know. The medical community isn’t certain what comes first, anxiety or grinding and clenching teeth. The truth is, doctors don’t really know why some people Read more

Are Sleep Apnea & Teeth Grinding Connected?

If you’re waking up with tired, sore jaw muscles or sensitive teeth, you might be grinding your teeth all through the night. And there may be more to it — according to The National Sleep Foundation, one of the biggest risk factors for teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition called obstructive sleep Read more

Have a Safe, Smile-filled Fourth!

Amidst the Fourth of July backyard barbecues, the barrage of booms from fireworks and the general stress of having the family all together, oral health may not be at the forefront of your mind. You may eat too much, drink too much and not get enough sleep over the holiday, but don’t neglect your teeth! Read more

Smile for National Selfie Day!

June 21 is National Selfie Day, so fire up your smartphone, show off your healthy smile and snap a selfie. Post it to your favorite social media outlet with the hashtag #NationalSelfieDay. We upload 350 million photos to Facebook, 95 million photos on Instagram and 3 billion snaps on Snapchat each day, according to a Read more

Banish Bad Breath This Summer

Are you that person? Do people start talking to you and quickly end the conversation? When you step forward or get close to talk to someone, does he or she take a step back? While you may be a brilliant, engaging conversationalist, it just might be that your breath is driving people away. Perhaps you Read more

How Important Is Your Smile?

Your smile is one of your biggest assets. Smiling can change your mood and the mood of those around you. But did you know that smiling – or not smiling – also can affect your mental, physical and emotional health? Here are some reasons why you should smile more often: Smiling boosts your self-confidence. Smiling Read more

Don’t Let End-of-School-Year Stress Get the Best of You

Another few weeks and school’s out for the summer. Uh oh. Are you ready for it? The last few weeks of school can definitely be stressful, for both kids and parents. Kids have stressors like testing, wrapping up the year with good grades and graduation, while parents have 182 school events to attend, multiplied by Read more

Protect Your Healthy Teeth From Acidic Foods

You probably know that sugary foods like soda and candy are not good for your teeth. But did you know that some fruits don’t do your oral health any favors either? In general, fruits are great choices for both dental and overall health. They’re sweet and high in vitamin C. The problem is acid, however. Read more