Stay Cool For a Better Night's Sleep

Have you ever known someone who liked to keep the air conditioner turned to high-power, claiming it helped to get better sleep? Or, maybe you are one of these cold-sleep proponents, and wonder how anyone could ever fall asleep in hot, humid air temperatures! In either case, as it turns out, those who enjoy keeping the temperature at a ‘chilly’ level might be onto something. According to an article that was published on HuffPost, there may be a correlation between the temperature of the room and the quality of sleep. The article was written by Dr. Christopher Winter, and in...

Can I Use My Night Guard As Whitening Trays?

Retainers, Invisalign, night guards. We get asked constantly whether they will pass off as whitening trays. Whilst it would be great if our dental mouthguards were multi-use, each dental mouthguard is designed for a specific reason and hence should not be used for its non-intended purpose. Retainers are made for the purpose of keeping your teeth in their current position. They are made from a plastic much harder than custom whitening trays. To keep your teeth secure they are also made to fit tightly on the teeth with a very minimal amount of giving. Invisalign is very similar. Since Invisalign...

Do I Need A Night Guard For My Upper Or Lower Jaw?

A question we get asked commonly by people is how to know if they need a guard for their top or bottom jaw. What we’ve noticed, it’s pretty confusing and overwhelming when you try to look the answer up online. With every dentist sharing their conflicting views, making a decision can be overwhelming. What’s our advice for you? As we say with most things, the best night guard to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching is the guard you will actually want to wear all night long. So what does this mean for you choosing top...

How Sleep And Weight Are Connected

What exactly is the relationship between sleep and weight, and how important is it? We all want to look and feel our best. We want to feel good throughout the day, but we also want to love the way we look. And for most of us, that means losing a few pounds, and maybe even building up some lean muscle to achieve that ‘toned’ look that everyone seems to be striving for. Most people have a knee-jerk response to the idea of achieving a healthier body-weight. If you want to lose weight, you’re supposed to move your body more and...

Get Your Sleep For A Strong Immune System

We all know that sleep is important. This is a pretty obvious statement. If we go for too long without it, it can certainly catch up to us. And seeing as how most of us live in what is probably the most ‘sleep deprived state of existence’ that humans have ever seen (mostly having to do with the rise of technology and the role that business has played in making our lives busier than ever), it only makes sense that this would resonate with us. We all value sleep. We probably all wish we could get more of it. We...