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How to Make Your Home A Stress-Free Zone

Your home is your happy place. Your home can have an impact on your mood, productivity levels and your overall outlook on life. When you put the work into making your home something that makes YOU happy, you will feel more relaxed and happy with your life. Here are 10 simple things you can do [...]

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8 Reasons You're Not Sleeping Well

There’s nothing better than getting up after a good night’s rest feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Not sleeping well has been shown to set off a nasty cycle of health issues. Here are eight reasons you may not be maximizing your nightly Z’s.1. Ignoring a Cough or Cold Letting your sinus infection [...]

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​Sexy Mouthguard, Why Not?

For years my dental hygienist has been after me to protect my teeth from damage caused by bruxism. Year after year, she would remind me that you are only given one set of permanent teeth. I dreaded going to my semi annual check up because I knew it was going to come [...]

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10 Stress-Relief Tips for the Mind and Body

Hectic work schedules, impending deadlines, turbulent relationships, not to mention the latest Game of Thrones episode… The stress triggers are endless. Not only does recent research highlight the link between stress and night grinding or clenching, but if left unaddressed it can affect your body in a whole bunch of ways. In other words, it’s a [...]

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What Are Phthalates And Why You Do Not Want Them In Your Dental Appliance

What Are Phthalates?Since the 1950’s, Phthalates have been widely used to soften plastics, making them flexible and hard to break. Commonly known as plasticizers, Phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they're added to, which is why they continuously release into air, foods and liquids. When Phthalates leach out of plastic, the [...]

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Why Do Night Guards From The Dentist Cost So Much?

So you just had a visit with your dentist about suspected bruxism and to no surprise he recommended a night guard. With a hefty price tag of up to $800, your jaw might just be hurting from the financial shock. But not to worry because there are ways to get you into a comfortable night [...]

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How To Avoid Painful Dental Impressions

Chances are you’ve had dental impressions. However, if you are one of the 10 million people suffering from orofacial pain, impressions could actually cause you more pain. A dental impression is an imprint of your mouth which is used to make custom fit appliances like retainers or mouthguards. To make this impression, a dentist will fill [...]

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​Is my night guard safe? The importance of staying clear from BPA

Protecting your teeth is the only option until you get to the root of what is causing this bruxism. There are many choices available over the counter, but one thing you want to be certain of is that the material your night guard is made of is free of harmful chemicals. BPA bisphenol-A [...]

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How Does a Night Mouthguard Work?

You may be wondering how a piece of plastic is supposed to relieve the pain and damage that night grinding, or bruxism, can cause. In fact, night guards have been shown to be extremely helpful tools for protecting your teeth from the harmful, night grinding forces. The first thing to understand about night guards is that [...]

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7 Tips to Reduce Stress for Better Sleep

If reading our last post about bruxism, or night grinding, made you anxious to glean prevention strategies, look no further. First of all -- stop being anxious! Easier said than done, right? Bruxism, as we mentioned last time, is a largely anxiety or stress-induced condition. Chronic stress causes muscles to tense up which leads to the upper [...]

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