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3 Signs That Might Mean You Need a Night Guard

Night Guards Lockport

It's tough to start your day with a headache! You can't really focus or be productive, and you find that you're experiencing headaches more frequently. Did you know that your teeth could be causing your discomfort? It's true! A night guard may be a helpful solution for you. Here are some other signs that you might need a night guard.

Frequent Morning Headaches

Waking up with a headache is a telltale sign that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night. Also known as bruxism, clenching and grinding causes undo stress on your muscles while you sleep, and it can often result in headaches and sometimes even migraines.

Excessive Wear

Bruxism ...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), TMJ and Migraine - Podcast interview with Dr. Kaplansky

Listen or Read Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s Podcast Interview!

Topic – Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), TMJ and Migraine

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s interview on the razorcast™ monthly podcast.  You can either watch the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy!

Podcast Interview:

RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the United States.

In today’s episode, we are speaking with Dr. Igor Kaplansky. Dr. Kaplansky ...

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You've finally stopped grinding your teeth…problem solved?

You’ve been wearing your custom-made night guard, and your chronic teeth grinding is finally under control. Life is back to normal, and you’re sure that your worries are over.

Not so fast! It's great that you’ve eliminated the grinding, but if you don't bother addressing the damage that bruxism has caused, you could wind up facing some serious oral health problems in the future.

It’s important to understand that over time, the extreme pressure created by grinding can cause your teeth to wear, chip, or fracture, making them vulnerable to infection and decay. Sometimes these fractures can be very small and hardly noticeable, so you may not be able to even see ...

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What is that annoying pain in my neck?

Neck Pain | TMJ Therapy Gasport NY

If your immediate reaction was, "My boss," you're looking for a different blog post. What we’re referring to is a chronic pain or soreness in your jaw, neck, or shoulders, particularly when you wake up.

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, may be the culprit. Your teeth routinely withstand an enormous amount of pressure, and that’s what they’re designed to do. But chronic grinding and clenching creates excess stress on your teeth and can lead to abnormal wear and fracturing, among other unpleasant symptoms.

Tell Your Dentist

You are not alone - the majority of Americans grind their teeth, so don’t be surprised if your dentist knows exactly what you’re talking about. But you may ...

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