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Leading Causes of Teeth Grinding

You wake up from what should have been a restful night’s sleep, but you are greeted with an achy jaw and mild headache. What happened last night? You may not even know it, but you could be suffering from bruxism. But don’t worry! There are millions of people just like you who are relieving their

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How to Pack a Healthy Picnic Lunch

 Want to enjoy the great outdoors with a picnic and sink your teeth into some healthy summer treats? Take advantage of the remaining warm weather to enjoy a picnic lunch with friends or family – but don’t put your health on the back burner! Traditional picnic foods can be a greasy way to add unwanted calories to

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Can TMJ Be Cured?

As more than 10 million people worldwide suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), it’s a common disorder that has many different symptoms. While doctors don’t know exactly what causes TMJ and therefor can’t exactly cure it, there are cures available to alleviate the pain in the mean time. What is TMJ? As a quick reminder,

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Oral Health: Back-to-School Checklist

The leaves are changing and summer clothes are being stored in the back of our closets – fall is on its way! Along with the new season, we anticipate the upcoming school year. While your child might have all the right necessities in their backpack, ask yourself, does he or she have the essentials to

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Follow These Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

Feeling worn out lately? How you feel during the day says a lot about the quality and quantity of sleep you are getting each night. Most people are not aware that your daily lifestyle impacts your quality of sleep. There are many elements that can interfere with your sleep patterns such as stress, health, work

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How Good Dental Hygiene Can Benefit Your Whole Body

Oral health is often overlooked and thought of as unimportant in comparison to other ways to stay healthy. But what you may not know is that if you neglect your oral health, you are neglecting your overall health, not just your mouth! Poor oral hygiene has been linked to a variety of health conditions that

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How to Preserve Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance found on the human body, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe from erosion or decay. To protect your smile, it’s important to take the protection of your tooth enamel seriously. What is Tooth Enamel?While most people think it’s an unnecessary step, flossing can save you life. Click to find

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Headaches during the day

There are a number of reasons people experience headaches during the day, they can vary from allergies, to sinus problems, to abnormal growths, such as cancerous growths , and even head trauma, but one of the most common reasons for headaches during the day is stress. Stress is ongoing and increases in our day-to-day lives,

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Headaches at Night or in the Morning

There are many causative factors for headaches. They can range from aneurysms to sinus problems, to allergies and also abnormal growths. However; when headaches occur in the middle of the night or in the morning it is definitive that this is resulting from clenching and grinding. When the muscles of the neck contract, it triggers

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Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain has many causes that may vary from vertebral misalignment, or damage bulging, damaged discs, arthritis sports injuries, work related injuries etc., however; one cause often overlooked is the impact of clenching and grinding of the teeth. This makes no sense to most people, after all; the jaw muscles are in one side

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Ear Pain Related to Clenching and Grinding

Of course there are many causes for ear pain, they can vary from ear wax buildup, outer ear infection, middle ear infection; a foreign body in the ear, sinus problems, or even a sore throat can refer pain to the ear. One cause that is frequently overlooked is the impact of clenching or grinding of

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Tooth Fracturing

There are many reasons or causes for teeth to fracture. Typically, most people think teeth fracture because of chewing on something too hard or hitting an object you didn’t know was there. I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years and I’m seeing more and more tooth fractures. Many times people will tell me

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