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How to Use an Occlusal Splint for Bruxism

Are you waking up to the torment of persistent headaches, aching jaws, or teeth that seem overly sensitive? If so, bruxism might be the culprit—a condition marked by the unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth, especially during sleep. While the exact causes of bruxism remain elusive, its impact on the well-being of Australians is undeniable,

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Dental Anxiety & Your Options

The following article about dental anxiety has been written by Perth psychologist Rebecca Glorrie. Rebecca is a registered psychologist and qualified Gestalt Therapist.  What symptoms define dental anxiety? Does the mere mention of the word ‘dentist’ make you feel faint? Do needles, drills and other dental equipment trigger anxiety symptoms such as an increase in heart rate

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Why Stress is Bad for Your Teeth

Whether from deadlines, financial troubles, arguments or work issues, for many of us, stress is a part of our daily lives. But have you considered how your stress may be impacting your oral health?  Bruxism (teeth grinding) There are a number of factors that can cause teeth grinding, with stress being one of the most

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Are Your Teeth Experiencing a Sugar Sabotage?

Sugar. It’s crafty. While it shows itself in sweets, cakes and other treats, it loves to lurk in foods that you may not suspect like bread, salad dressing, spaghetti sauce and peanut butter to name a few. With so much sugar saturation, it’s not surprising that 92% of adults have tooth decay—something that’s not a

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