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Coronavirus and the Increase in Tooth Fractures

In recent articles on Fox News and in the New York Times, Dr. Tammy Chen, a New York prosthodontist, reports a huge uptick in incidents of tooth fractures. She has seen more fractures in the last six weeks than she has in the last six months. She attributes this uptick in fractures to stress created

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Can Covid-19 Lead to Toothaches?

According to the World Health Organization, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. Results of Stress Although toothaches or tooth problems are not in the above list, as a practicing dentist, I can tell you that during this extremely stressful time,

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Can Covid-19 Cause Shoulder and Neck Pain?

The World Health Organization says the main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. While shoulder and neck pain do come under the category of aches and pains, they are not typically associated with COVID-19. Whether you have the virus or not, we

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Does COVID-19 Cause Headaches?

Symptoms of COVID-19 keep evolving. According to the World Health Organization, the main symptoms are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. Headaches are not a primary symptom. However, about 14% of the patients do report headaches. Pandemic Stress There is a vast increase in headaches among

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Do I Have a TMJ Problem If I Have Jaw Pain and Grind My Teeth?

Grinding and clenching of teeth also known as bruxism are at an epidemic level today. Many estimate the incidence to be at least 1/3 of the population. As a practicing dentist who sees these problems daily, I believe the levels are at least 1/3 and probably higher.  Problems with Clenching and Grinding The problems relating

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Do Night Guards and Mouth Guards Help With Grinding?

The grinding and clenching of teeth together is known as bruxism in the dental community and it’s on the rise. Many dentists now recognize it to be at epidemic levels. As a practicing dentist for over 40 years, I have seen the problem in the past but nothing on the levels we are seeing today.

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What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is commonly discovered after a trip to the dentist because many people don’t realize that they grind or clench their teeth at night until it’s too late. Bruxism is a relatively common condition with several treatments to relieve a variety of symptoms. If you think you may have bruxism, here are some basic facts

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Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a huge problem with 30,000,000+ people in the United States suffering from them. There are many causes for migraine headaches, but the three main categories are dietary environmental physical Dietary causes relate to foods people eat that did not agree with them and can trigger a migraine. The second is environmental. When

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Jaw Pain Relief Using GrindReliefN

Teeth grinding is a problem that affects millions of Americans each year. When teeth grinding occurs, it can cause serious damage to teeth and create other oral health complications. In some cases, teeth grinding can result in fracturing or loss of teeth. Grinding wears teeth down over time, causing your teeth to not function properly.

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How to Fit a Fitness Routine in Your Busy Schedule

It seems like everyone is on-the-go these days! Staying fit plays a huge role in your physical and mental health, but with such busy schedules, finding time to work out can be a challenge. Despite what many believe, developing, and maintaining a fitness routine into a busy schedule is possible. Here’s how we would do

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Reasons You Feel Tired Every Day

Are you tired all of the time? It’s okay, so are millions of other Americans who suffer from perpetual fatigue. Fortunately, determining the cause of your constant exhaustion can help you get your energy back! Here are some of the most common reasons for feeling tired every day and ways to combat them: Your Diet

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