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Is Stress Hurting Your Teeth?

Stress is more than just an inconvenience — it’s a health problem. It can keep you up at night; cause tension and pain in your neck, back, and shoulders; trigger stomach aches and headaches, and if it isn’t handled, can ultimately increase your risk of larger health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart [...]

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 drug use and [...]

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 ailments. Those with [...]

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