Dec 22, 2021
The Secret to a Healthy Smile
This probably won’t come as a massive shock to you, but the secret to a healthy smile is all about your oral hygiene routine. Think about it. When it comes to skincare, you have a cleanser and cream for just about everything. In fact, some K-beauty brands even recommend a 12-step skincare regime. So why are we taking such intricate care of our skin but assuming that brushing will get...
Dec 20, 2021
Can Meditation Help Prevent Teeth Grinding?
When you’re stressed out, your entire body suffers. While you may be aware that you carry tension in your shoulders, it’s possible that you may also be holding tension in your jaw and grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and other nasty side effects. But meditation offers a potential way to alleviate some of these side effects while improving your overall mental health. Why Do...
Dec 15, 2021
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
No one wants to have pearly yellows. If your teeth are less than bright and shiny, you may be considering a teeth whitening treatment. But many whitening solutions are expensive, and you’re probably wondering if the investment is worth it in the long term. We’ll break down the costs and long-term effects of at-home and professional teeth whitening options, so you can make the best decision to reduce the surface...
Dec 10, 2021
Is COVID Why My Jaw Hurts?
Unfortunately, we’re not quite out of the pandemic woods yet. Whether you’ve chosen to get vaccinated or not, whenever you don’t feel 100% yourself, your brain jumps to “What if it’s COVID?” Maybe your jaw started hurting, and you have some ear pain, and you’re tired all the time, and now you’ve convinced yourself that you caught the coronavirus. With updated information only coming out as quickly as scientists can...
Dec 06, 2021
Sinuses and Teeth Grinding
Your sinuses and your teeth are next-door neighbors, so it shouldn’t be surprising that problems in one area can lead to problems in the others. Sometimes when you get a sinus infection, your teeth hurt, and if you grind your teeth, you might give yourself a sinus headache. Let’s explore how your sinuses and teeth are connected and how you can relieve pain in both. How Are Our Sinuses and...
Nov 30, 2021
Antidepressants and Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to tooth wear, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD), and sleep disorders. Since teeth grinding is best friends with jaw clenching, many also experience facial pain, sore jaw muscles, headaches, and a clicking or locking jaw. While bruxism is extremely common in adults, it’s often a side effect or result of another issue. Teeth grinding may be caused by a combination of...
Nov 18, 2021
Do I Have TMD (Also Mistakenly known as TMJ)?
If your jaw hurts every time you have a snack, you’re probably feeling annoyed and want to know what’s going on. Your lower jaw is connected to the rest of your skull by two itty bitty joints that live by your ears on each side of your face. These joints, known as your temporomandibular joints, are tiny but mighty because they give your jaw the range of motion they need...
Nov 07, 2021
What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?
Caring For Your Tooth Enamel Healthy teeth have a hard, protective layer that shields your teeth from irritants. But without proper oral care, the enamel on your teeth can wear down. When you don’t have enamel to protect your teeth, you expose their nerve endings. One of the reasons your teeth may be sensitive is because your enamel has worn away. Enamel can regenerate, but you have to allow it...
Nov 02, 2021
Is Smoking Affecting My Teeth?
Smoking is bad for so many reasons, and on the laundry list of things that smoking affects is your teeth. We understand that quitting is extremely hard, which is why we’ve attached some tips at the end of this article to help you stop smoking for good. How Does Smoking Affect Teeth? Smoking cigarettes directly exposes your teeth to tobacco and nicotine, two things that lead to stained teeth and...
Oct 26, 2021
Is Teeth Grinding Causing Me Pain?
Is Teeth Grinding Causing Me Pain? If you’re experiencing jaw pain, earaches, headaches, neck pain, facial pain, tooth sensitivity, or facial soreness, you’re probably wondering what’s going on. There’s a pretty good chance that the source of your problems is bruxism. Bruxism is the fancy word for teeth grinding, and most people don’t even realize they’re doing it because it happens when they’re sleeping. Sometimes bruxism results from stress, a...
Sep 16, 2021
What to do about Chipped Teeth
A chipped or cracked tooth can make you feel extremely self-conscious about your smile, and you deserve to show off those pearly whites. Today, we’ll cover how to prevent and treat fractured teeth so you can constantly smile confidently. What Can Cause Teeth to Chip? There are a variety of reasons that teeth can crack, including: Constant pressure from teeth grinding Large fillings that weaken the tooth’s integrity Chewing or...
Jul 30, 2021
10 Habits to Ease Nighttime Anxiety
Okay, we’re a custom mouthguard company. Why are we talking about anxiety? Nearly 20% of adults suffer from anxiety, and anyone with anxiety knows that it sometimes gets that much worse before bed. Battling mental health is no easy feat, and we at Cheeky are here to help you feel the best you can. Nighttime anxiety can lead to sleep Bruxism (teeth grinding) without you realizing it. And in worst-case...
Jul 12, 2021
The Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before Sleep
It’s midnight, and the only illumination in the kitchen radiates from the fridge as you stare in, wondering what to grab. We’ve all been at the point where we’re simultaneously hungry and tired, and it feels like there’s no way you’ll be able to sleep unless you have a snack. A major trend in the diet world has been to stop eating after a specific time every night to promote...
Jul 01, 2021
Can Our Diet Affect Our Bruxism?
Teeth grinding is often a secondary symptom of anxiety, sleep disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), or stress. Sometimes, it’s a combination of more than one of those things. Most people who experience bruxism find that their symptoms are the worst when sleeping, so they use a nightguard to protect their teeth. But what if there was a way to reduce teeth grinding in the daytime as well? Multiple studies have...
Jun 14, 2021
How to Fall Asleep with Anxiety
When you struggle with anxiety, trying to fall asleep at night can turn into reliving your past mistakes or attempting to plan for the future. Either way, your brain keeps you up at night instead of allowing you to get the rest you need. Adults need at least 6-8 hours of sleep each night, and the quantity and quality of your sleep directly impact your mental health. We’ve already talked...
Jun 02, 2021
Dental night guard insurance codes
What Are the Night Guard Dental Insurance Codes When you're shopping for a new custom night guard, it's natural to turn to your dental insurance provider for help to cover the cost. In 2019, the ADA altered its Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Code to offer three codes for various dental mouth guards associated with Bruxism and TMJ. The ADA states that the "purpose of the CDT Code is to achieve uniformity, consistency, and specificity...
May 26, 2021
How Does Sleep Affect Our Health?
The truth is: you actually do need your beauty sleep. The goal of a good night’s sleep is to recharge our batteries and give our body time to heal itself. We’ve all been at the point where we haven’t slept enough and our brain feels like a puddle the next day. Sleep can affect multiple aspects of our daily routine and our overall health, so it’s important to establish a...
May 17, 2021
Why do I have Bad Breath?
It’s almost summertime, and we’re very close to being able to take our face masks off for good. But thanks to those face masks, you’ve spent the last year smelling your own breath and whew—something’s gotta change quickly. You can have the best oral hygiene routine and still find yourself with bad breath. Sometimes identifying the culprit is as easy as recognizing yourself as a chronic garlic fries devourer....
May 04, 2021
Why Do Custom Night Guards Cost So Much?
When it comes to oral hygiene, the last thing you want to do is cut corners. But when your dentist says you need a custom nightguard, you hear the price and immediately begin thinking of how you can get your hands on a cheaper mouthguard. After all, how dangerous can teeth grinding be? The habit of grinding your teeth, also known as Bruxism, is something you may be doing without...
Apr 26, 2021
The Best Ways to Maintain Great Oral Hygiene
The last thing you want to want someone to accuse you of is having a dirty mouth. Especially when it comes to oral hygiene. Hopefully, you’re already in the habit of brushing your teeth regularly. (Like twice a day regularly.) But maybe you’re looking for a way to step up the care of your pearly whites. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene will help keep you from cavities, dentures, and a frustrated...
Apr 21, 2021
Night Guards from the Dentist Vs. Online Night Guards
It may or may not come as a shock when you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair, and your dentist tells you that you grind your teeth. Whether you grind a lot or a little, the first thing they’ll recommend is a custom nightguard. It’s also possible that you don’t need a dentist to tell you that you desperately need to stop grinding your teeth in your sleep. Whether this is...
Apr 21, 2021
How Do I Know If I Grind My Teeth?
It can happen to anyone, and it can get you when you’re sleeping. But grinding your teeth is nothing to be afraid of, and it’s really easy to treat. The hardest part is knowing if you’re doing it. Bruxism is the fancy medical term for grinding or gnashing your teeth. Of course, it’s much easier to catch yourself grinding your teeth during the day because you’re conscious but bruxing most...
Apr 21, 2021
Does My Ear Hurt Because of TMJ?
There’s nothing worse than that feeling that your ears won’t pop. Ear pain can become unbearable quickly, so it’s crucial to figure out the cause of your ear canal distress. When adults suffer from ear pain, it’s either the result of an ear infection or a TMJ disorder. Since you’re here reading this article, you’re probably trying to figure out what’s going on in your ears. Let’s get to the...
Apr 21, 2021
Do I Need a Custom Night Guard?
It’s the understatement of the century to say that the last year has been stressful for everyone. As we work towards the new normal, we’re beginning to address the various tolls the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our bodies. If you find yourself coping with jaw or tooth pain, you’re not alone. According to research done by the American Dental Association, one in three people grind or clench their teeth...