All Things Teeth Grinding

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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