Do You Need a Night Guard?

Night Guards and TMJ Have you ever been told you grind your teeth?  Has your dentist recommended a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep? Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is very common and mostly occurs when you are asleep. Because we are unaware of what we do while we sleep, wearing a night…

Stress and Oral Health

Unfortunately, these days most of us are experiencing stress in our lives.  The degree of stress we experience can vary from day to day or month to month. Stress affects all of us in different ways. However, most people don’t realize the various ways stress can affect our oral health. Let’s take a look at…

Grinding

Why Am I Grinding My Teeth?

A common question we get at Adams and Cheek Dentistry is: Why am I grinding teeth? The most common answer is stress; however, grinding and clenching is often linked to other reasons as well. In times of stress, patients are more likely to clench their jaw and grind their teeth which can lead to occlusal…