Do you experience jaw pain in the morning? It may be a symptom of bruxism. Discover how a bite guard can help and prevent long-term damage to your teeth. Find all the facts about wearing a bite guard while sleeping ✓
We put a lot of stress and strain on our jaw since we use it hundreds of times every day while eating, talking and yawning. A healthy and softer diet along with dietary changes will help reduce TMJ pain, allowing your TMJ and jaw structures to relax.
When your teeth and jaw are positioned and aligned correctly, they can significantly contribute to a beautiful smile. A good jaw alignment is one in which the teeth and jaw work in harmony with each other.
Many people don’t realize they are habitual clenchers and grinders, so it’s important to treat your TMJ early on. Otherwise, it can become so severe that you might not even be able to open your mouth, let alone talk or eat normally.
The cost of a dental night guard depends on where you decide to buy one. Once you have identified the type of protection you need for your bruxism and related symptoms, there are numerous factors to consider. As an informed consumer, knowing the available options out there can help you save money.
Do you struggle to keep your mouthguard in peak condition? If so, it’s necessary to take every possible step to keep it clean and take care of it. Here are some tips you can follow in order to maintain your mouthguard in tip-top shape.
How can you stop teeth grinding or jaw clenching? It depends on the underlying cause and symptoms. Adults and kids alike frequently suffer from bruxism without realizing it. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to stop it.
In basketball, competition can get very intense. Investing in a high-quality mouthguard can protect basketball players from the impact of high speeds, flying elbows and other basketball-related injuries.
Unsurprisingly, the same forces are at work making your dental nightguard smell bad as those behind that old standby, halitosis – a.k.a. bad breath. Let's talk a little bit about what's going on inside your mouth and the ways that you can protect your nightguard, just as you would your teeth and your overall oral health.
As we all know, cosmetic procedures for your teeth can be a very expensive investment, so you want to ensure that once your smile is where you want it to be that you can protect it as much as possible. This goes not only for smiles enhanced by braces or aligners, but for veneers and other procedures. So what are the benefits of wearing a dental guard that go beyond how it protects you from clenching and grinding?
Boy, it sure has been a year. 2020 has been challenging for just about everyone, but we are grateful for our awesome team and, especially, all of our wonderful customers who have made this year our best yet. Therefore, to say thank you we're kicking off 12 Days of Cheer starting TOMORROW!
Though the most direct stress created by bruxism lands on the surfaces of your teeth, it is important to understand that your gums need to also be healthy if you are treating your grinding and clenching habits. Your teeth rely on having a sturdy foundation to support them, which is where maintaining great health for your gums is paramount. So here are the key tips to ensuring that your gums are healthy and happy...
Finding hobbies that occupy one's focus and deliver a sense of accomplishment and positive reinforcement can be so helpful during stressful times. With many activities still off limits as we practice social distancing, having a hobby that you enjoy can not only provide a way for folks with awake bruxism to divert their exacerbating mental stresses into a practical activity, but some can also provide opportunities to bring family and loved ones together. Here are five to consider...
At the end of the day, bruxism is one of many medical conditions that doctors are unable to point a cause of with any specificity. Rather over decades of study, there have been certain factors that crop up with regularity amongst those who grind and clench their teeth that are believed to put certain people at higher risk for having bruxism.
Here at ClearClub, we believe in a multi-tiered approach to treating conditions like bruxism. Using a dental guard is of course the most important step to preventing grinding and clenching, but having other methods to supplement it for reducing stress are also useful. We have a short list of recommendations; two involve talking, and two involve focusing on your body and being present...
The majority of completed impressions that we receive from our customers for modeling their guards are perfectly made – and each of our customers make their own impression at home. For those who have had some issues or stumbled onto common mistakes, however, we’re always happy to send a replacement kit; that said, we thought it might be helpful to do a blog post with some images alongside our directions!
We loved the feedback that we got on our initial multi-color offering, The Dynamic Duo (Fortune and Pepper), and we knew that a good number of our customers were still looking for something that was just a little more uniquely them. Which is all to say that we're very excited to share these new shades of guards, and we definitely did not hold back on the color explosion this time!
You may be someone who ensures daily that they take time out of their regular routine to brush – even on your lunch breaks at work – and yet, there may be one or two things you can do to ensure an even better, more thorough brushing technique that will help keep your teeth and gums at their healthiest. Here are some tips we've gathered that you should keep in mind...
We told you we had more color action on the way! Today we're very excited at ClearClub to introduce you to the next release in our series of colored dental guards: A two-tone pair of styles we're calling The Dynamic Duo!
It is of course essential that you are taking care of yourself by making sure to eat properly and limit your intake of substances, but what types of foods offer a natural way to combat stress by nature of what they contain? We've selected these seven delicious options to get you started.
A night guard to protect your teeth against grinding and clenching is a critical part of oral health for those with bruxism. It makes sense, then, to treat your night guards as you would any other part of your regimen...
As ClearClub continues to grow our community and listen to feedback from our loyal customers, we’ve taken your requests and comments to heart. So we’re delighted to announce that we’re launching a new product on the site this week – the same quality as our classic ClearClub nightguard, but now available in colors!(Hot Pink, Big Blue and Lucky Green)
Personal preference can play a huge part in your ongoing comfort and ability to maintain a healthy routine of wearing your dental night guard on a regular basis. It is important, then, to consider both your own comfort as well as other factors when choosing the thickness of your night guard.
If you grind your teeth and you are just beginning to research treatments, you may have read or heard a number of myths about the condition of bruxism that are either partially true or completely incorrect. Here’s a quick rundown of common misconceptions!
Getting a proper diagnosis from your dentist is always the first step in treating TMJ, and consistent use of your nightguard is the foremost element, but you can make a few adjustments to your daily habits that will supplement your efforts and put you in the best position for long-term relief.
A common question we receive from customers and social media followers relates to TMJ – namely, will ClearClub's dental guards help treat the condition. To address this, it's best to understand the relationship between bruxism and TMJ.
For most dental night guard wearers, the most important focus of their treatment happens at night, when they wear their nightguards while sleeping to prevent grinding and clenching they are unaware of. That said, there are plenty of reasons to wear a nightguard during the daytime...