Anxiety and Bruxism

One of the biggest causes of bruxism (or nighttime teeth grinding) is stress. All that tension can build up and make it difficult to relax while you sleep, leading to clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth instead of getting a solid night of rest. It can also lead to a cycle that’s difficult to Read more

Dental Guards Designed to Last

When you think of over-the-counter dental guards, you might be picturing a plastic tray that you have to microwave or boil and then bite into — just to get it to fit your teeth. And after all that hassle and work, it probably only holds up about as long as the newest Avengers movie. If you’re looking Read more

The Importance of Sleep

There is nothing so sweet as a good night’s sleep. And it’s essential to a happy and productive life! But we face many hurdles to restful sleep: too much exposure to blue light from our collection of screens, a reliance on caffeine or other stimulants to wake us up and keep us going throughout the Read more

SleepRight ProRx

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

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