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Stop! Put the ice down

Stop! Put the ice down

While eating ice might seem harmless, it can really cause damage to your health and teeth. In fact, compulsive ice chewing is actually an eating disorder in which one craves nonfood items. This can also be a sign of other serious physical, mental and emotional ailments that have long-term consequences for your health and wellbeing. […]

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Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, which is the medical term for teeth grinding. Together we can work to figure out the cause of your grinding, while also […]

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Get Ready for Summer Fun by Relieving Stress Now

Get Ready for Summer Fun by Relieving Stress Now

Don’t freak out just yet. We know you need a break and you’re about to scream, but summer is in sight, which means so is a vacation. So take a deep breath in and relax–we’ve got some helpful stress relieving activities that will get you to summer and help eliminate any discomfort you might be […]

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Relieve Stress and Enjoy Your Summer

Relieve Stress and Enjoy Your Summer

“Agghhhh! I can’t handle all of this work!” Don’t worry—we have all been there before and will in the future. Stress happens and sometimes you can’t control when it shows up. But what you can control is how you react in each situation. When you’re stressed, don’t let it get the best of you because […]

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Stress and the Holidays

Stress and the Holidays

Approximately 15 percent of Americans deal with chronic facial pain, which might be coming from your temporomandibular joints. The TMJ is responsible for chewing and speaking, which are definitely important—especially during the holiday season. If you have already been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), then you are no stranger to jaw and facial pain. […]

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Avoid or Limit Stress this Year

Avoid or Limit Stress this Year

With the New Year might come new stress. From upcoming taxes to maintaining your New Year’s Resolutions, stress can take a toll on your health and your smile. So, when thinking about your resolutions, it is important to add in factors to keep you stress-free, or limit stress as much as possible—your health will thank […]