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Whilst clenching and grinding are often grouped together, as they are both typically interrelated and caused by the same issues whether it is stress, anxiety or involuntary. However, they are both two different actions. Grinding is likely to worse for your teeth as the backwards and forwards motion will wear your teeth down causing all kinds of issues with sensitivity. But the issue typically starts with clenching. Clenching is the action that will cause you more pain when you wake in the morning. Why? The constantly tense position of your jaw combined with the pressure you are placing on your...

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Using a sports mouthguard to combat your night-time grinding… Something we know a lot of Australians do. Whilst we applaud you for protecting your teeth from the vigorous effects of grinding, a sports mouthguard purchased from the chemist can cause other complications…   One big difference when it comes to sports mouthguards and night guards is the coverage of the guard. Both are designed for two different functions and therefore cover two different areas of the mouth. A sports mouthguard is designed not only to protect the teeth but the roots of the teeth also. Therefore, mouthguards extend to your...

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We’re not sure about all of you but we are getting very excited for the festive season! We want to let everyone know about our trading hours over the Christmas and New Year break as our team will be taking a well-deserved break! As of Friday the 21st of December at 5pm we will be on Holidays! We will be back in the lab grinding away on the 7th of January. This means anything processed after today, the 19th of December, will unfortunately not be completed or dispatched until we arrive back on the 7th. If you do happen to...

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Desensitising toothpaste Toothpaste for sensitive teeth have been developed for a reason and absolutely will help ease your sensitive symptoms! How? The key ingredient is potassium nitrate. This will help ease the nerves that send pain signals to your brain. Sounds crazy but toothpaste such as Sensodyne can be your best friend if you are someone who suffers from sensitive teeth! Salt water rinse Salt is a natural antiseptic and can reduce inflammation. Try a salt water gargle morning and night for most effective results. Use a soft brush Did you know hard and aggressive brushing can actually wear down...

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Does seeing the image of that ice cream make you cringe? Tooth sensitivity can make life pretty difficult, with simple tasks like eating your dinner or a cold sweet treat in the middle of summer becoming unbearable. It really can cause a lot of difficulty and uncomfortableness. So what causes tooth sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity is typically caused by the following reasons: Brushing too hard or chewing on hard things i.e. ice cubes. This can wear down the enamel leaving the inner layers of your teeth exposed. Cracked teeth. Cracked teeth will leave the inner layers of your teeth exposed. A...

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