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6 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep When You’re Stressed

1.) Make an effective nighttime ritual. Your nighttime ritual should be composed of what works best for you. The main point to remember here is to make a valiant effort to think ahead for a better nights’ sleep. Some examples include brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a hot bath, preparing for the next…

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Clear Dental Retainers: The Art of Scalloping

The Art of Scalloping This article discusses the trimming and polishing methods of clear dental retainers, the benefits of implementing the scallop technique and answers some commonly asked questions about dental retainers. Please note Sentinel Mouthguards does not provide services to straighten teeth. The dental retainers available for purchase are the FINAL clear retainer set…

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Daytime Bruxism

This article has been medically reviewed and verified by Dr. Lara Coseo (DDS, FAGD) as of 6/10/2020. She is a 2004 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. Having practiced general dentistry for 13 years, Dr. Lara currently serves as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. It’s doesn’t just happen…

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Occlusal Guard or Splint | Is It Effective?

This article has been medically reviewed and verified by Dr. Lara Coseo (DDS, FAGD) as of 6/10/2020. She is a 2004 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. Having practiced general dentistry for 13 years, Dr. Lara currently serves as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. If properly cared for,…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Update

Dear Customers, We know that many of you are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would like to reassure you that we are using the most current information available to mitigate risk. We are closely monitoring the information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for guidance and will continue to update our procedures…

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Dental Night Guard Cost

Why Do Dental Night Guards Vary so Much in Cost? Store bought “ready to wear” dental night guards cost as little as $20.00. Some dentists are charging upwards of $800. Online, you can purchase a custom made night guard by taking your own dental impression for as little as $99.00. What gives? Sometimes your dentist…

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Why a Dental Night Guard is Your New Anti-Aging Secret

Oh the anti-aging industry– a multi billion dollar production of over priced lotions and potions and serums. I, myself, just spent $75 on a small bottle of Retinol cream in hopes that these new lines and wrinkles appearing on my 37 year old face will magically disappear. Alas, as Oprah Winfrey so eloquently says “even…

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How to Clean Your Night Guard

This article has been verified and medically reviewed by Sharon Boyd, MA, BS, RDH. Sharon has over 20 years of experience in the dental health industry. Her focus on preventative care techniques helps empower patients to reduce their need for extensive treatments and extend the lifetime of their natural teeth. What is a dental night…

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Difference Between Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding?

Medically reviewed by: Dr. Greg Grillo Dr. Greg Grillo is a 1995 University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate practicing in North Central Washington. He’s now the senior partner of Grillo Robeck Dental, an innovative practice blending technology with exceptional staffing to provide relationship-based healthcare. Dr. Grillo has consulted with hundreds of dental manufacturers, marketing…

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The Best Mouth Guard for TMJ

Medically reviewed & verified on 06/10/20 by: Sharon Boyd, MA, BS, RDH has over 20 years of experience in the dental health industry. Her focus on preventative care techniques helps empower patients to reduce their need for extensive treatments and extend the lifetime of their natural teeth. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonboydrdh/Website: https://www.dentaspeak.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dentaspeak/ TMJ Mouth Guard What should I look for…

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How a Whiter Smile Can Have an Effect on Makeup

You may have come across many articles discussing the opposite if this headline like, How Makeup Can Make Your Smile Look Whiter or 5 Lip Shades That Will Make Your Teeth Pop This Holiday Season While it is certainly true that the right, bright shade of lipstick can make the teeth appear whiter, the more…

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Can a Night Guard Shift Your Teeth?

Is Your Night Guard Causing You Pain? Can a Night Guard Shift Your Teeth? Let’s first start by determining which type of dental night guard you’re using. Are you wearing a boil and bite or “one size fits all” dental guard that you purchased through a retailer like CVS, Walgreens or Amazon? If so, this…

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Best Mouth Guard For Grinding and Teeth Clenching

Medically reviewed and verified by Dr. Greg Grillo on 07/01/20Dr. Greg Grillo is a 1995 University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate practicing in North Central Washington. He’s now the senior partner of Grillo Robeck Dental, an innovative practice blending technology with exceptional staffing to provide relationship-based healthcare. Dr. Grillo has consulted with hundreds of…

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Can Taking Magnesium Stop Teeth Grinding?

Can taking Magnesium daily stop my teeth grinding? Yes and maybe and possibly not at all. So why do so many people recommend taking Magnesium to stop teeth grinding? Many people all around the world have attested to the positive impact that a daily dose of magnesium has had on their teeth grinding habit. Magnesium…

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What is the Best Mouthguard for Hockey?

Medically reviewed and verified by Dr. Greg Grillo on 07/01/20Dr. Greg Grillo is a 1995 University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate practicing in North Central Washington. He’s now the senior partner of Grillo Robeck Dental, an innovative practice blending technology with exceptional staffing to provide relationship-based healthcare. Dr. Grillo has consulted with hundreds of…

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Biting Tongue in Sleep? Signs, Risk & Treatment

Why Am I Biting My Tongue in My Sleep? Medically reviewed & verified by: Sharon Boyd, MA, BS, RDH has over 20 years of experience in the dental health industry. Her focus on preventative care techniques helps empower patients to reduce their need for extensive treatments and extend the lifetime of their natural teeth.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonboydrdh/Website: https://www.dentaspeak.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dentaspeak/ Tongue…

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Will Dental Insurance Cover My Night Guard?

Your Dental Insurance and Purchasing a Night Guard Has your dentist suggested you wear a dental night guard because you’re grinding or clenching your teeth? You may initially balk at the dental office price, but you have good dental insurance and your custom night guard is surely covered. Right? Many people assume that dental insurance…

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Why Do I Clench My Teeth?

The Effects of Teeth Clenching It’s hopeful to imagine that all you need for optimal oral health (especially the condition of your teeth) is a good diet and mouth cleaning habits. Unfortunately, there are other habits like teeth clenching which can easily cause destruction to your teeth. Teeth clenching (whether during the day or at…

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What is the Difference Between an Upper or Lower Night Guard?

Medically reviewed and verified by: Dr. Lara Coseo, (DDS, FAGD) is a 2004 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  Having practiced general dentistry for 13 years, Dr. Lara currently serves as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Upper or lower dental night guard? Which one do I choose? Many people grind…

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Alcohol & Teeth Grinding

Does Drinking Alcohol Make My Teeth Grinding Habit Worse? Carla noticed that her teeth and jaw hurt more after the nights that she would have a couple of drinks before bed. “My teeth pain is definitely worse the next morning after drinking alcohol compared to nights when I don’t drink,” she tells her dentist. “Wearing…

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