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Is Weight Lifting Hurting Your Teeth?

Most people who exercise do so for their health. Science has repeatedly shown us that regular exercise extends our lives and decreases our risk of disease and early death. But while exercise might be great for your health, could it be bad for your oral health? It turns out that’s a bit of a complicated [...]

Drug Use Linked to Tooth Decay

Substance abuse is a massive — and growing — problem not just in the United States, but worldwide. Some estimates suggest that as many as one in twenty people use illicit drugs each year — that’s nearly 250 million people. But while plenty of research has been done on the links between [...]

The Daily Grind: Alcohol, Caffeine, Tobacco Fuel Bruxism

A new review of data further strengthens the link between alcohol, caffeine and tobacco as contributors to nighttime bruxism. Bruxism is the clinical term for habitual, unconscious teeth grinding or clenching, and without treatment it may lead to premature teeth damage, recurring headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and other [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Bruxism, TMJ|

TMJ and Women: Don’t Ignore Jaw Pain

Anyone — regardless of age, race or gender — can develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), which is commonly characterized by jaw pain and chronic, migraine-like headaches. Yet TMJ is more prevalent among women, with some sources suggesting that women may be twice as likely as men to suffer from TMJ. The Mayo [...]

Is Being a New Yorker Hurting Your Teeth?

There is a lingering stereotype that New Yorkers are constantly at the grindstone, working hard and leading fast paced lives fitting for the city that never sleeps. A recent article by Noreen Malone at The Cut shed some light about how this constant on the go lifestyle leads to a grind of a different kind: [...]

By |December 30th, 2015|Bruxism, TMJ|