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Bruxism on a Budget

With some dental work costing up to $12,000, treating chronic bruxism can be a costly pain. For many who grind their teeth, going to the dentist is not affordable and often put aside while the problem persists. That doesn't mean you have to let the pain and grinding go untreated. Here are some affordable ways [...]

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​ How to Repair Teeth Worn Down by Bruxism

Do you grind, gnash or clench your teeth, often without you noticing? If so, then you are one of the millions of people who are suffering from bruxism, which is the medical term for excessive involuntary or habitual grinding, gnashing or clenching of the jaw. More often than not, most people who grind their teeth aren’t [...]

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A Guide to Teeth Grinding [Infographic]

You may do everything right when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Yet even if you brush and floss twice a day and watch what you eat or drink, there’s only so much you can do while you’re awake. Some of the worst damage you can do to your teeth may be happening [...]

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Melatonin: What It Is, Why Take It, and Is It Safe?

Photo by pina messina on Unsplash Chances are if you’ve ever had a problem with sleep you’ve turned to the internet for help. With so much information available online, from so many different sources, it often feels like you can’t see the wood for the trees. Amongst all the white noise, one word you may have [...]

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Bruxism: What's Sleep Got To Do With It?

Grind your teeth in your sleep? Many of us don't realize we are even doing it until someone else complains about the awful racket. All along you thought you were sleeping just fine. Sadly, there could be something much more serious behind that clenching and gnashing you're doing in your sleep. There is known incidence [...]

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Bruxism: No. It is NOT "just the same old GRIND "!

As new research surrounding sleep bruxism emerges, there seems to be a delay in universally updating how it is treated. The first bruxism splint was designed by a German inventor in 1901. I was surprised to see the sketched model of his appliance very much resembling many we use today! Plenty of patients aren't seeing improvements with [...]

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When Should You Replace Your Night Guard?

As something that you chew on every single night, night guards can really take a beating. In fact, those who grind their teeth unconsciously at night can put 250 pounds (or more) of pressure on their molars. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and night guards eventually need replacing. So, how do you know when [...]

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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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