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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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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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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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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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