Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth Twice a Day?
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes twice daily. Sadly, more people should heed this advice. One study conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic found that 22% of respondents went three or more days without brushing. In this post, we will give you a short guide to outline the importance of brushing your…Read More
What Happens When TMJ Disorder Goes Untreated?
It’s estimated that more than 10 million people suffer from TMJ disorder. This makes it difficult for your jaw to function. The pain and discomfort often lead patients to seek treatment as fast as possible. But sometimes, patients choose to avoid getting professional help and decide to wait it out instead. This will not only lead to…Read More
How Your Diet Affects Your Sleep
The ritual of the midnight snack is sacred, whether it be a bag of Cheetos or a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream. But, from snack time to bedtime, you find that sleep never comes. You’ve tried it all. A sleep mask. Blackout curtains. Earplugs. Ambient sounds. Counting sheep. If your sleep quality isn’t…Read More
Create a Better Bedtime Routine: 5 Tips From a Professional
The word “routine” doesn’t necessarily stir up excitement and happiness–at least not for most people. While routines may be associated with tedious chores, in reality, having a routine that you look forward to can drastically improve your mental health. In particular, your bedtime routine greatly impacts the quality of sleep you get and how you…Read More
When Does Snoring Become a Concern?
Have you been sleeping well lately? For most people, snoring is an embarrassing sleep habit. Studies show that 45% of adults snore in their sleep, which is okay. If you’ve had an extra long day, your muscles become more relaxed when you sleep. Hitting this deep sleep is what causes snoring. However, loud and frequent snoring can…Read More
The Side Effects of Night-Time Teeth Grinding
If you’re among the 30 to 40 million Americans that grind your teeth at night, you may not even know it. However, this often unidentified problem can have serious health ramifications. Here, we’re going to talk about the impacts of teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Read on to learn how to check for early signs of issues…Read More
Jaw Pain: Why Does My Jaw Hurt on One Side?
Your eyes burst open from a deep sleep. A sharp pain stabs your jaw. You pop a few pain relievers but cannot get back to sleep. Should you seek immediate medical attention? Unless you have additional, worrisome symptoms, you probably don’t need to rush to the emergency room. What, then, is causing this jaw pain?…Read More
Can You Have Sleep Apnea Without Snoring?
Did you know that around 30 million Americans have sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep condition that causes breathing to stop while you sleep. These disruptions in obstructive sleep apnea, the most prevalent form of the illness, are caused by deflated throat muscles that restrict the airway, often leading to snoring. But is it possible to…Read More
What Are the Most Common Causes of Sleep Apnea?
At least 25 million adults in the United States have sleep apnea. Are you at risk of becoming one of them? The answer might surprise you. Sleep apnea has been linked to various factors and health conditions – not just health issues like obesity and old age. Some of the leading causes of sleep apnea are entirely…Read More
Why Dental Cleanings are Essential
Around 49% of men and 57% of women only brush their teeth once a day. An even greater majority brush incorrectly or floss irregularly. At-home oral hygiene is important, but it’s also lacking enough that professional assistance is required. Dental cleanings are an extremely important part of maintaining your oral and holistic health. Read on to learn…Read More