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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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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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Science of SOVA Nightguard

Have you ever thought about what goes into the design of a great mouthguard? Working with brilliant scientists and engineers, Dr. Akervall, M.D., PHD, developed a guard that was both protective and comfortable. We introduced these guards to the sports market as SISU Mouthguards, but as our athletes started wearing our sports guards for grinding, we were hard [...]

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What Causes Bruxism in Children?

Experts aren't always sure why bruxism happens. Teeth alignment, response to pain from ear infections or teething are thought to be common causes in children. In most cases, kids will outgrow night grinding. Stress and anxiety can also be a factor. For example, a child might worry about a test or a change in routine (a [...]

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How Do I Know If My Child Has Bruxism

The sound is as unnerving as scraping fingernails across a blackboard. You do a double take when you realize the sound you are hearing is coming from your sleeping child's bedroom. What could possibly be going on in there? Can such a small person can make such a loud noise? Bruxism is the medical term [...]

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How to Relax During The Depths Of Winter

Baby, it’s more than cold outside! The sky is gray and the temperature is in the mid-teens. The days are short and all you want to do is snuggle with a nice cup of hot tea. Here are a few suggestions to have to get cozy, relax, destress and actually enjoy this time of [...]

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