Dental Guard

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

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

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

Fighting Bruxism Naturally

Bruxism is a big problem that can cause a lot of damage to your teeth and your quality of sleep. Nearly one in three people — from children to adults — suffers from teeth grinding, and almost 10% of those grind so severely that it reduces their teeth to nubs. According to research, clenching, grinding Read more

Does Your Child Have a Scary Habit?

Halloween is the time of year when all things creepy, crawly and scary take center stage for one night. Some kids like to be scared and others … well, they just want candy. But after the trick-or-treating winds down, porch lights have been shut off and little goblins have gone to sleep, you may find Read more

Eat Right, Sleep Right

When you’re not sleeping well, it affects your mental, physical and emotional health. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can keep you up at night but eating the right diet can help you reduce stress and get a better night’s sleep. In fact, nutrients such as vitamin B6, calcium and foods high on the glycemic index can Read more

Which Dental Guard Is Best for You?

If you’re suffering from bruxism or teeth grinding, wearing a dental guard at night can help protect your teeth from damage. An effective mouth guard should fit well, be comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech. You should also look for one that is BPA- and latex-free. But with Read more

What’s a Smile Really Worth?

A big, beautiful smile can take you far in your day-to-day activities and can even change your life. You can flash a smile and change the entire mood of a room. A big confident smile can help you land that dream job. A smile from you can give your child confidence and let him know Read more

Can Botox Cure Bruxism?

A small study suggests that botox can erase bruxism as well as wrinkles. Millions of people grind and clench their teeth during sleep and suffer symptoms, which include jaw pain, headaches and damaged teeth. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that shots of Botox into an individual’s chewing muscles in the cheek Read more

You Need a Dental Guard, but How Do You Choose?

If you’re aware that you grind your teeth, you probably also know that a dental guard from bruxism can help protect your teeth and reduce grinding. And you might even wear one. Whether you’re new to wearing a dental guard or ready to buy your 25th one, there are several factors to consider when choosing Read more

Don’t Let Your Sleep Suffer from the Season Change

Fall is at our doorstep, and with it comes cooler nights, shorter days and less sunlight. Season, weather and temperature changes can affect your sleep, and not usually for the better. Here are some things to know to help you sleep better at night this fall: Cooler air helps you sleep better. Temperature is important when Read more

Custom-Fit vs. Over-the Counter Dental Guards: Pros & Cons

If your dentist recommends a dental guard, you have a decision to make: Do you spend hundreds on a custom-fit guard, or do you save some money and time and choose an over-the-counter dental guard? Custom-fit dental guards can only be made and sold by your dentist. If you need one, you’ll need to schedule Read more