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What is bruxism?

What is bruxism? Night grinding, also called bruxism, is a condition in which a person grinds or clenches their teeth. Bruxism is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting 8-10% of the population. Most people have a mild form of night grinding at some point in their lives. Symptoms Include: Headaches Neck pain Dental damage (wearing of the bite [...]

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Why Teeth Alignment Is Important And How It Can Impact Teeth Grinding

Dogs are notorious for their misaligned teeth (see above), but what about humans? Most of us do not even think about how our upper and lower teeth fit together. In addition to stress, teeth alignment can have a huge impact on nighttime teeth grinding and daytime clenching. The technical term for this is called occlusion. [...]

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How Stress Affects Your Body

Stress is a natural response when you feel that you don’t have the adequate resources to deal. In the right amount, stress can be a positive force, helping you to do your best, stay alert and energized. Excessive stress, however, can have a negative effect on your body. Nervous System When a stressful situation occurs, the central [...]

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Cost Effective Ways To Treat Bruxism

If you’ve been diagnosed with bruxism, or night grinding, chances are your dentist has recommended a custom fit night guard for you. Dentist made night guards can come with a hefty price tag, costing up to $800. While expensive guards are a big deterrent for many people, it's no reason to leave your bruxism untreated. Here [...]

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Step Ahead 2016 Awards Honor Sassa Akervall As A Leader In Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry faces a serious gender gap. Women make up about 47% of the workforce, but only 27% of those women make up the manufacturing workforce.  The Manufacturing Institute has organized the STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Initiative to promote and honor these women. Every year 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards are recognized for their advocacy, mentorship, [...]

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​Best Types of Mouth Guards for Teeth Grinding

Your dentist has just diagnosed you as a bruxer (someone who suffers from Bruxism). Chances are they’ve recommended a dental guard to protect your teeth night. Thus, your search for the perfect night guard begins.There are a number of factors to consider from price, to material, comfort, and fit. While there is no known cure [...]

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Small Companies, Small Problems - Big Companies, Bigger Problems And Bigger Rewards!

When I think back at the time when my kids were little, when the doggies were puppies, even when I was a little girl - things seemed to be so straightforward, so simple, so… easy (well, this is a little exaggerated of course, because there is nothing simple about raising kids and dogs).Starting a company [...]

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​The Cost Of Untreated Bruxism

At some point in their lifetime, most people will find themselves grinding their teeth from time to time. While occasional grinding doesn’t usually cause much damage, persistent and untreated clenching can lead to costly dental damage. In some cases, bruxism can result in a wearing down of enamel, tooth wear, sensitivity, receding gum line or [...]

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Best Plants For Improving Sleep Quality

Nothing ruins the next day like a sleepless night. The constant tossing and turning on top of your painful bruxism, can take a serious toll on your productivity, mood and overall health. One way to ensure better sleep quality is to fill your bedroom with plants. Not only do they brighten up the room, but [...]

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Daytime Clenching: Do I Need a Mouthguard?

While bruxism is typically associated with sleeping, it can also happen during the day. Day time grinding is a form of bruxism that affects 10% of all night grinders. So there’s a chance that if you’re grinding during the night that you are also doing it during the day.Just like nocturnal bruxism, day clenching is [...]

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