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Whilst we don’t recommend relying on these exercises solely to cure your bruxism, they can definitely assist with managing your grinding and clenching habits. So why not give them a go? Yawning Sound bizarre? Yawning up to 5-10 times in a row can help to reduce the tension built up in your jaws. As you yawn you stretch out your jaw muscles. Stretching and moving the jaw muscles will allow them to loosen up. But if you yawning to really make a difference ensure you are yawning repetitively and religiously. Massaging Massaging your face particularly around the jaw muscle will...

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The habit of grinding and clenching can become expensive with all of the costs associated with protecting your teeth. Night guards, even our affordable range, come with a cost. So it’s in your best interest to do what you can to keep it in prime condition as this will, in turn, prolong the life of your guard. We make our custom night guards with high-quality thermo-plastic so they are built to last, but there is definitely a need for you to keep them clean and in their best condition. Not to mention, if you don’t take proper care of your...

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As we discussed in our previous blog, stress is a major contributor to grinding. But as well as that, feeling stressed is not a pleasant feeling at all. We, therefore, wanted to write a blog for our readers to help you manage stress. We came across a great article from the American Psychology Association (APA). We felt this came up with some realistic and practical methods to help you reduce stress. The 5 tips are listed and summarised below. Take a break from the stressor This was a point we really liked. If there is something specific that is making...

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The cause of your grinding could be for a number of reasons. These all typically come down to a range of either genetic or environmental factors. There are some surprising genetic factors that could be causing you to grind your teeth. Often if you have misaligned non-straight teeth, the likelihood of you grinding your teeth will be increased. The same goes for if you have a misaligned jaw, an overbite, under-bite or cross-bite. Similarly, if you have a hyperactive jaw you will also be at a higher risk of teeth grinding or clenching. Unfortunately, there is a limited amount you...

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If you are anything like me, I always want to get the most out of my purchases. None the less, it is still important to know when the time has come to be out with the old and in with the new. The same goes for your night guard. Whilst our night guards are built with high quality, durable materials, as I’m sure your one from the dentist would also be, they, unfortunately, don’t last forever. Particularly if you are a regular grinder or clencher and wearing your guard every night, eventually the time will come where you will need...

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