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How a Night Guard Can Help Your Bruxism

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is an often misunderstood condition but simply put, it is an unconscious behavior where sufferers clench and grind their teeth. Bruxism can occur while awake or asleep. Bruxism is very common, afflicting roughly  8% of adults in the US. What Causes Bruxism? Bruxism can have many causes and it is often difficult to determine causality [...]

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​Dentist Recommended Night Guard

The SOVA Night Guard has been recommended by the Dental Advisor for two years in a row for best in product category. Some of the advantages that SOVA Night Guard offers are: Ultra-ThinCustom Comfort Fit in a matter of minutesRemoldableAllows for the natural flow of air and salivaBPA-Latex-Phthalate-PVC freeEconomical Alternative to a Custom Made Dental [...]

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CREATING A COMPANY CULTURE AT SOVA

How do you create a company culture - the Million Dollar Question for many (and it should be all) entrepreneurs. Truth is, I have no idea. It just has to come from the inside. And here is why I think so.If you are the slightest bit interested in what is going on in the world, [...]

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BPA Free Mouth Guard for Grinding Teeth

In 2008, the awareness of harmful chemicals and their potential health risks was at the top of headline news. BPA, phthalates and latex became a household topic that sent parents searching through their cupboards to get rid of household products containing the chemicals.What is BPA?  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common chemical found in plastics used [...]

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April is Stress Awareness Month

The madness of March is behind us and spring is here (even if in name only). With that good news, we still find plenty of reasons to find stress in our daily lives; missed calls, unanswered emails, and the homemade treat you are supposed to supply for the office potluck. Needless to say, [...]

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SOVA Science: The Importance of Shore D Hardness

The Science of a Better DayMany have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained. Shore D HardnessShore D hardness measures the hardness of semi rigid and hard plastics and indicates the resistance of a material to indentation. SOVA material* has a higher Shore D [...]

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SOVA Science: The Importance of Storage Modulus

The Science of a Better DayMany have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained.  Storage Modulus Storage modulus is a very important parameter for mouthguards because it is a measure of how much impact energy can be elastically stored in the material. The SOVA material with a [...]

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SOVA Science: The Importance of Tensile Strength

The Science of a Better DayMany have asked about our Research and Development at ATI ( Akervall Technologies Inc.) Here is some of the science explained.Tensile StrengthTensile strength describes the maximum stress the material can sustain before failure. The range of tensile strength of SOVA material* is at least 30% higher when compared to EVA** which is used [...]

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Will a Mouth Guard Cure My Night Grinding?

Whether diagnosed with bruxism by a dentist or self-diagnosed, if you grind your teeth while you sleep, it is a good idea to protect your teeth from the damage caused by teeth grinding. The best protection for your teeth is a night guard. Night guards can dissipate the pressure across your jaw and create [...]

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How To Clean Your Night Guard

Now that you have a night guard, your daily hygiene routine should include cleaning it. A night guard is the ultimate habitat for bacteria. Germs thrive best in warm, dark and moist environments, so it's important to clean and store your it properly after every use. ToothbrushUsing a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush, give your [...]

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