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The Best Tips for Parenting Your Anxious Teen

Everyone goes through anxious times in life and teens are no exception. If your teen is struggling with anxiety you may feel helpless. Fortunately there are things you can do to get your child through stressful times. Proactive Pointers for Parents. Anxiety is a normal part of growing up, but it’s worrisome to [...]

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Tales of a So-Called "Sleep Whisperer"

Odds are if you are reading this you or someone you know is suffering with night-time clenching or grinding of their teeth (bruxism). This is not only annoying to those trying to sleep nearby, but it will likely be detrimental to your teeth and supporting structures in your mouth. I’ve been a licensed dental hygienist for [...]

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What happens in your mouth as you age?

As we get older our bodies begin to decline. Years of wear and tear along with genetic factors begin to break down the body; your teeth are no exception. There are things you can do to preserve those pearly whites as long as possible. In fact, if you take good care of your teeth, you [...]

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Chill, It's National Relaxation Day!

August 15th marks National Relaxation Day! In the very fast-paced society that we live in, stress is common (and normal in small doses), but no matter how much of a workaholic you are, everyone needs a break. That’s why they gave us a dedicated holiday telling us to “RELAX!!”. Check out these scientifically proven ways to [...]

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Does ASMR therapy work?

In the past few years, the topic of ASMR has gained a considerable amount of attention. Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. Those who experience ASMR report [...]

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Is Bruxism Hereditary?

Bruxism is a condition where sufferers either clench or grind their teeth. This common behavior reportedly affects roughly 10% of people and as many as 15% of children. The severity of bruxism varies from person to person but symptoms include: hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, and chipped or flattened teeth. Bruxism can [...]

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Stop The Stress (PT.3): A Physical Fight

Everyone is familiar with the mental strains of stress but fewer recognize the physical impacts associated with stress. Like a lot mental health issues, stress can have serious implications for your body. Research has linked high levels of stress to: Insomnia or hypersomnia Fluctuations in appetite Decreased intimacy Heart attack and stroke High blood pressure Migraine headaches FatigueNight-time Grinding Most people [...]

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Stop The Stress (PT. 2): The Mental Monster

The majority of what we identify as stress has to do with our mental health. The effects of stress on our mental well-being are some of the more distressing symptoms which are usually more difficult to cope with. Research has linked high levels of stress with: Depression Anxiety Anger issues Reduced productivity and satisfaction with work Decreased enjoyment in social activities Any [...]

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Stop The Stress (PT. 1): Know Your Enemy

Stress is an often overlooked aspect of life. Many people think the level of stress is just a fact of life that cannot be avoided. I am here to tell you that this is not the case. Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. [...]

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Dentist-Made Night Guard

If you have ever struggled with night time grinding, I’m sure you’ve considered getting a night guard. There are a lot of factors that contribute to what night guard is right for you. People have different preferences and needs. Your research may have swayed you toward a custom dentist-made night guard, but you should consider [...]

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