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Father’s Day Grind

Dads know the grind. Even though it can sometimes feel like a slog, fathers today are eager to make sure everything gets done and — everyone gets taken care of. This Father’s Day, we’d like to thank all the dads out there for putting in the time to support their families! While we often think of celebrating [...]

Top Summer Stressors

While the days may be longer and the nights may be warmer, summer isn’t always a totally carefree season. And where there’s stress, there’s often bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding). Stay away from enamel damage, cracked teeth, headaches, and more: keep your summer stress in check. Here are three of the most common summer stressors — and how to address […]

What Causes Bruxism

Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, affects millions every night. Regular jaw clenching and teeth grinding can lead to a whole host of dental and health issues, not to mention all that less-than-restful sleep that you and your partner are probably getting. Let’s take a look at one of the biggest bruxism causes: stress. The thing […]

Anxiety & 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jaw Pain: Teeth Grinding?

How does your jaw feel these days? If you’re like many Americans, tension, pain, and tenderness may be among your symptoms. Jaw pain can be caused by a wide number of factors, including stress, infection, inflammation, injury, and teeth grinding. But it can also lead to a number of even more severe problems, like temporomandibular [...]

Valentines and Snoring

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, but you might not be feeling very romantic if you or your partner has been snoring. Snoring is one of the quickest ways to create tension in a relationship. Often caused by bruxism (or nighttime teeth grinding), a snoring partner can lead to disrupted and restless sleep. And [...]

What to Look for in a Dental Guard

When it comes to dental guard buying, there’s no shortage of options out there. From disposal guards at your local dollar store to custom dental guards fitted by your dentist, it can be tough to decide which is the best choice for you. And if you’re suffering from nighttime teeth grinding (also called bruxism), you’re [...]

Cost of Custom Dental Guards

Nighttime teeth grinding affects lots of people: an estimated 1 in 10 adults and as many as 1 in 3 children. Regular teeth grinding can lead to jaw pain, restless sleep, muscle tightness, damaged enamel, and cracked teeth. Bruxing (unconsciously grinding your teeth) can even lead to lost teeth and gum disease. Dental guards are [...]

De-Stress after the Holidays

While the holiday season can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, it can also be one of the most stressful. Extra social occasions, stressful family situations, indulgent food, increased alcohol, end-of-year deadlines . . . January can feel like a breath of (very cold) fresh air. As you start to get back into a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Protect Yourself from Thanksgiving Stress

Holidays can be stressful, and Thanksgiving is no exception. It’s supposed to be a day to feel grateful for your blessings, but cooking the perfect turkey, traveling with the kids, hosting the family dinner — all of it can stress even the calmest soul. And as you know, stress can cause you to grinding your [...]

Is Sleep Apnea Keeping You up at Night? Check Your Mouth for Signs.

The next time you visit your dentist, don’t be surprised if he or she asks how you are sleeping. Why? Because if you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, your oral health may help explain why. If you’re struggling with snoring and sleeplessness, you might have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder marked by repeated stops [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Dark Side of Grinding

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can be your worst nightmare. It can cause some scary short- and long-term effects, including headaches, jaw pain, problems chewing, a misshapen face and loose teeth. According to research, when you grind your teeth while sleeping, it puts 10 times more pressure on them than while you’re eating. And that has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grinding & TMJD Aren’t Related

Jaw pain is often a symptom of teeth grinding and of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, but making a direct connection between grinding and TMJ problems is sketchy at best. According to the Mayo Clinic, the precise cause of an individual’s TMJ disorder is difficult to determine, even for doctors. The TMJ connects your jawbone to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard is now available at H-E-B

Lenexa, Kansas, June 7, 2018 – Splintek, Inc., the makers of SleepRight No-Boil Dental Guards, is excited to announce that the new SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard is now available in select H-E-B stores and on their website. H-E-B serves communities across Texas and Mexico. This is the second retailer to offer the quick fit, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Say Ahhh … Oral Health Is Critical to Overall Health

In the first-ever oral health report issued in 2000, the U.S. Surgeon General declared that the “mouth is the center of vital tissues and functions that are critical to total health and well-being across the life span.” In other words, everything in our body is linked, and oral health is critical to overall health. Good [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

A Father’s Dental Lab Inspires Innovation

Thomas Brown, CEO and inventor, didn’t have to venture too far from home for his product idea. Brown founded Splintek Inc. and invented the SleepRight No-Boil Dental Guard for people who suffer from bruxism, or who grind their teeth at night while they sleep. His father was a dentist and an orthodontist. “When I was [...]

SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard is now available at Walmart

Lenexa, Kansas – April 24, 2018 – Splintek, Inc., the makers of SleepRight No-Boil Dental Guards, is excited to announce that the new SleepRight ProRx Custom Dental Guard is now available in Walmart stores across the U.S. This is the first major retailer to sell the quick fit, full coverage, low temperature dental guard. In [...]

Is Stress Causing You to Grind the Night Away?

You wake up late after a night of tossing and turning, you get the kids fed and ready for school, grab your coffee and rush out the door, only to find yourself stuck in traffic and late to the office again. You try to work but keep getting distracted by the constant pain in your [...]

The Celebrity Life Can Be a Grind

Celebrities are wealthy and beautiful but sometimes, they face the same challenges as normal people. Stress and teeth grinding are two examples, and they are linked. Many celebrities struggle with grinding and clenching their teeth. Grinding, usually done at night, can wear away tooth enamel, causing teeth to crack or break. It can damage the [...]

Stop the Grind & Save Your Smile

A great smile is one of your biggest assets. A gorgeous grin can boost your self-confidence and make you appear younger and more attractive. But if you grind your teeth at night, you’re putting your smile at risk. Regular teeth grinding can damage your teeth, putting you at risk of tooth decay and erosion, gum [...]

Bruxism Is a Real Grind

Did you sleep all night through, like a baby? Or, did you toss and turn and wake up with a sore jaw and a headache? If you experience the latter on a regular basis, you may be suffering from bruxism, or teeth grinding. It typically involves moving or clenching the incisors and canines laterally against [...]

HearRight Volume Control Ear Plugs are now available at CVS

Lenexa, Kansas – September 27, 2017 – Splintek, Inc., the makers of SleepRight products, is excited to announce that HearRight Volume Control Ear Plugs are now available at over 1,800 CVS locations across North America. This is the second major retailer to sell HearRight Volume Control Ear Plugs, behind TravelCenters of America. Most ear plugs [...]

Splintek, Inc. Introduces Breathe Aid with Lavender to Improve Deep Sleep

Kansas City, Missouri – May 30, 2017 –Splintek, Inc., the makers of SleepRight and HearRight products, introduces the Intra-Nasal Sleep Inhaler to the sleep market to help improve sleep. It can be purchased in the sleep section at select CVS Pharmacy locations. More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep. The [...]

Splintek, Inc. Introduces HearRight Volume Control Ear Plugs

Kansas City, MO – Every sound or noise has a decibel (dB) level and being exposed to decibel levels over 85 dB can cause permanent hearing damage over time. The average person is regularly exposed to unsafe sound levels above 85 decibels, such as: lawn mowers, concerts, motorcycles, power tools and machinery. Without taking the [...]

CEO, Thomas Brown Honors Veterans

Thomas Brown, CEO of Splintek, Inc., honors the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military on this Veteran's Day, 2016. Brown is noted for his strong support of U.S. Military and their families and was recently honored by the Department of Defense during November 2014 for his efforts. Brown employs both active [...]

CEO Thomas Brown honored by the Department of Defense for his Patriotic support

Splintek Inc. Thomas Brown is being honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic support. Kansas City, Mo - Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DOD) office, announced that Thomas Brown, President of Splintek Inc. was honored on November 5, 2014 with a Patriot Award in recognition of [...]

SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid Now Available in CVS Caremark

Kansas City, Missouri – August 26, 2013 – Splintek, Inc. announced today that SleepRight’s Nasal Breathe Aid is now available at all CVS Caremark locations nationwide. “This is a very exciting time for SleepRight,” said Rick Haxton, National Sales Manager for Splintek. “Our customers are looking for long-term solutions to help them sleep better and [...]

Teeth Grinding: Why You Don’t Know You’re Grinding

by: Anne Haynes Teeth Grinding Grinding Teeth? You Might Not Know While the cause of teeth grinding are not 100% known, many believe abnormal bite, sleep disorders and stress play a key part. The majority of teeth grinders grind at night time making this an issue relatively unnoticed by individuals. Symptoms of teeth grinding are; [...]

Who to Follow – Health and Fitness Spotlight 2

It's that time again to spotlight special people on Twitter. These tweeple are providing great information around health and wellness, plus they interact with their Twitter following. No automatic tools allowed. In the spirit of #FollowFriday #FF we would like for you to follow @Sleep_Right and we will follow you back! Follow Be Fit With [...]

Who to Follow on Twitter | Health and Fitness #FF Spotlight

We know how hard it is to find good quality real people tweeting these days about health and wellness.  The SleepRight® team has been filtering through the Twittersphere seeking good quality people engaging with their followers. We hope this Follow Friday Spotlight helps you find the right people to support your exercise, nutrition, health and [...]

Twitter #FollowFriday Health & Wellness Spotlight

For great tweets on nutrition, fitness, food allergies and weight loss, follow JJ Virgin: Keep in Touch #mc_embed_signup{ clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML [...]

Extreme Makeover – Weight Loss Edition

If you ever need motivation to lose weight, just tune into ABC’s Extreme Makeover – Weight Loss Edition on Sunday nights.  Here is the ABC Youtube Channel to check out some of the videos

Attention: Blog Updates Happening

We are in the process of updating our blog systems. We will be back soon to bring  you the very best information on Lifestyle, Health, Fitness and SleepRight products.

SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid

Our SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid is just what you need for a good night's sleep.   Splintek, Inc., the makers of the SleepRight® NO-BOIL® Dental Guard, have introduced  the revolutionary SleepRight® Nasal Breathe Aid, which offers an innovative solution to reduce snoring and relieve nasal congestion. In addition, the SleepRight® Nasal Breathe Aid helps to [...]

SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid Gets Some Attention in Drug Store News

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Always Nice To Hear From Satisfied Customers

Dear Whomever, I just felt like telling you that I am about to spend my first night with the Sleep Right Night Guard, and it already feels great.  I only wish I had discovered your product sooner.  Before, I was subjected to using Den Tek’s mouth guards that could not withstand my level of grinding. […]

Holiday Health Guide by Media Planet

Nice holiday supplement by Media Planet in December 10th issue of USA Today featuring the SleepRight® NO-BOIL® Dental Guard and SleepRight® Nasal Breathe Aid. Visit link below to view in Adobe Reader... http://doc.mediaplanet.com/all_projects/5823.pdf Keep in Touch #mc_embed_signup{ clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in [...]

3-Step Self-Help Philosophy

To protect teeth from clenching and grinding is one thing–breaking a bad neuromuscular habit to control clenching and grinding is entirely another. Our SleepRight® dental guard is designed to protect your teeth while you learn to develop a new approach for managing your own health care. Awareness We strongly suggest you begin wearing the SleepRight® […]

SleepRight Side Sleeping Pillow Giveaway at TMJ Hope

Here’s how the SleepRight® Side Sleeping Foam Pillow works ~ The Visco-elastic memory foam pillow conforms to your facial contours by taking an impression of your head and neck anatomy. This greatly minimizes the unwanted side effects of pressure points, which is a benefit unavailable in regular pillows. As your head settles into the full [...]

Interesting Celebrity Bruxism Article From The UK

When Katie Price flew to America to see her dentist recently, it was to have her teeth veneers fixed because they had become loose, and it was not the first time it had happened....Read More https://www.dentistry.co.uk/2011/10/18/dont-let-jaw-problems-grind-you-down/ Keep in Touch #mc_embed_signup{ clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site [...]

SleepRight Dental Guard Testimonial

“I have used the SleepRight night guard and thank you for a good product! I have tried the boil night guards and they get so small they don’t stay put. I have also tried a dentist’s lab-made product that kept falling out of my mouth. I could say more but it was a bad, expensive […]

Good Tips to Avoid Teeth Grinding

A few tips were posted recently by the Dental Tribune on preventing teeth grinding. Here's a few good ones: 1) Take a pain reliever. If grinding and clenching is causing you headaches and muscle soreness in your jaw, take an anti-inflammatory medication, like Advil or Aleve, shortly before bedtime. 2) Massage. Try massaging the muscles [...]

Sleep Right Dental Guard Information and Review

Rhona-Mae Arca over at suite101.com wrote a review about our SleepRight Secure-Comfort dental guard. She goes into quite a bit of detail on the care of the dental guard. While her article says you can brush it with mouthwash or toothpaste, our revised care instructions recommend only rinsing in either cool water or mouthwash to [...]

Another Satisfied SleepRight Dental Guard Customer

“Dear Sirs, I have recently tried your product SleepRight Dental Guard. For years I have worn a hard bite splint at night but two years ago I had some more extensive dental work done and the splint no longer fit. Since I was having some problems again I thought I would try your product. It […]

Satisfied Dental Guard Customer

“Just wanted to say I really appreciate my dental guard and the customer service that I have received with Sleep Right products. I will recommend you to others, given the chance. Count me in as positive feedback for your products and service. Thanks.” – M. Kamada If you have any questions or comments about our […]

An Affordable Alternative to Lab-Made Dental Guards

The SleepRight Dental Guard was recommended by a The Motley Fool messageboard poster over the dentist's lab-made one. She pointed out that our dental guard is less bulky and way more affordable than the dentist made guards, though pets are equally in love with our dental guards. We would recommend you keep our dental guard [...]

TMJ Excercises to Relieve Jaw Pain

A few exercises to help alleviate TMJ pain.

Study shows correlation between teeth grinding, stress, and stress-coping

A recent study released in Head & Face Medicine shows that people with teeth grinding activities during sleep tend to be more stressed at work and in their daily life. It's suggested that this may influence their physical state and cause them to grind their teeth at night. These people also seem to deal with [...]

Dental Guard Testimonial from L. Harris

“Yesterday, I received the Slim-Comfort Dental Guard. I used it last night, and it was wonderful! Just as advertised, it kept my mouth relaxed, prevented clamping, and was completely comfortable. I am a very happy customer! Thanks for all your help.” L. Harris Tulsa, OK We are always glad to hear our product used effectively. [...]

Product Review from the UK

I recently stumbled across this review from someone in the UK. I know it’s kind of dated but she brings up some good issues to address. Her review is here: http://www.kissandmakeup.tv/2009/04/product_review_97.html She says the following, “…after a week or so of wearing the splint I began to find that the band was irritating my lower […]

Savvy Senior: Tips and treatments for snoring

"Dear Savvy Senior: My 60-year-old husband has become a terrible snorer, especially over the past few years. It’s gotten to the point I can’t stand to sleep in the same room as him anymore. What can help us? — Sleepless Sandy" Read more here: http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2010/02/23/life/doc4b83fbe7c4e6a728090756.txt The author recommends the SleepRight Side Sleeping Pillow to help [...]

Relief for jaw pain: TMJ symptoms and treatment

“Thirty-five million Americans are bothered by the discomfort of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders(TMJDs),also called “TMJ.” This group of poorly understood conditions causes pain and limited movement of the jaw.” They also offer some tips to alleviate the jaw pain that is associated with TMJ, including eating soft foods, not chewing gum, and applying a […]

Teeth Grinding Linked To Sleep Apnea

“There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians.” Read more on the link between sleep apnea and bruxism here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171213.htm 

SleepRight Testimonial – L. Bryar

“I have had my SleepRight dental guard for months and am VERY satisfied. It works like a charm. I have spent hundreds at my dentist for the kind they make, and it cannot be compared to the SleepRight. Thank you so much for this product.” – L. Bryar

Bisphenol A Exposure from Plastic Mouth Guards

“Bisphenol A has been most highly publicized for it’s presence in clear and colored transparent polycarbonate plastic, because of the popularity of using this plastic for water bottles. Bisphenol A leaches from polycarbonate as the plastic ages. The rate of degradation depends on how the plastic is used. If exposed to acid or alkaline solutions, […]

eHow Article on Teeth Grinding

“Tooth grinding causes many dental problems if you’re part of the 25 percent of the population that experiences it. Most people with bruxism (tooth gnashing) don’t exhibit any immediate symptoms but show wear on their teeth and gum line that indicates the problem. Only 5 percent display painful symptoms, which vary from extreme headaches to […]

Teeth grinders get some help

By: Chris Woolston Oct. 19th, 2009 http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-skeptic19-2009oct19,0,6757223.story Sure, snorers can be loud. But for really cringe-worthy nighttime noise, it’s hard to beat a dedicated grinder. With jaw muscles clenched tight — perhaps because of stress or misaligned teeth — a grinder can create a crunching sound reminiscent of two icebergs passing in the night. Some [...]

Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism – reports from the Mayo Clinic

According to the Mayo Clinic.com another term for bruxism is gnashing. Bruxism can happen subconsciously and is different from clenching and grinding. “Sleep Bruxism” occurs more often in children while adults tend to grind both day and night. This condition may not require treatment for some but for some it can lead to headaches, jaw […]

SleepRight Testimonial – B. Berlage

When I first purchased the teeth grinding guard, I had been grinding my teeth to the point where they would break. I can’t imagine sleeping without the SleepRight mouth guard right now. This has allowed me to sleep restfully and wake up in the morning without pain from teeth grinding. Thank you also for your […]

Check out the SleepRight ad in Times Square!

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Check out the SleepRight box on GMA this morning!

"Recession stress is apparently taking a big toll on the nation's teeth. Medical experts say the number of people who grind their teeth in their sleep has risen sharply since the downturn began." SleepRight Dental Guard on GMA Keep in Touch #mc_embed_signup{ clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in [...]

Check out our CEO talking about the SleepRight No-Boil Dental Guard on YouTube!

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Want to attract the opposite sex? It’s in the smile

Press Release Source: Splintek On Tuesday July 14, 2009, 10:00 am EDT KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ — We have all heard this warning: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Do we first notice the hair, the eyes, or the clothing? According to the American Academy of Periodontology, […]

Teeth Grinding Solutions to Help You Sleep Right

Teeth grinding can be the source of anxiety, earaches, insomnia, headaches, and jaw pain.  With the challenges of today’s world, getting a good night’s sleep is vital to facing each day the best that you can.  That is why Splintek is dedicated to designing health and comfort products to help you sleep right and live […]

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