Is It Stress That’s Making You Grind Your Teeth – or Something More?

Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

“Stress sheared off my front teeth,” Demi Moore recently told Jimmy Fallon. And she isn’t alone. For months, my jaw and teeth have been in a constant state of clenching and grinding. Now, a molar had broken in half, pushed over the edge by one bite of a salted caramel cookie and a steady diet […]


5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Thanksgiving Chaos – & Beyond

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We usually think of Thanksgiving and the ensuing holidays as a time of joy, warmth and togetherness. It can also be a time of chaos, tension and stress – an altogether challenging time of year. Recently, we received a great set of balance-maintaining tips from Megha Mehta, founder of The Balance Mantra and author of […]


11 Reads: How Sleep Impacts Your Health

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sleep may no longer be, as Dr. Ellen Hughes once put it, “the forgotten key to health and wellness,” at least not among researchers. Through recent years, there have been quite a few interesting studies on the impact of sleep quantity and quality (and the lack of it!) on health. Here’s a round-up of the […]


With Teeth Grinding, Stress May Be Just Part of the Story

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Through recent years, headlines like this one seem to have become routine: But while stress is indeed the leading cause of bruxing – habitual clenching and grinding, often during sleep – it’s far from the only factor involved, as a new paper in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation reminds. Reviewing the biomedical literature, the team […]


How Stress Triggers Immune System, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System (USA Today) Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others. It’s not clear how this effect of stress may make you sick, but the activated […]


Healthy Hearts Don’t Need “Preventive” Aspirin, & Other News of Note

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Healthy People Don’t Need Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease (HuffPo) Healthy people shouldn’t be taking aspirin to prevent heart disease, researchers say in a new report that casts doubt on recommendations from U.S. health officials. * * * [Dr. Kausik] Ray and his colleagues took a fresh look at nine previous trials of aspirin use […]


Another Perio/Systemic Health Link, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Periodontal Disease May Aggravate Respiratory Disease (Dr. Bicuspid) The list of systemic conditions influenced by periodontal disease appears to be growing longer every day. Now a new study has found an association between respiratory disease and periodontal disease (Journal of Periodontology, August 2011, Vol. 82:8, pp. 1155-1160). Respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and the exacerbation […]


5 Easy Ways to Stay Happy & Relaxed

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011

With everything going on in life, things can get a bit taxing. But there’s actually an easy way to keep stress at bay: take a bit of time each day to connect with the mind, body and the needs of each. Pausing to reconnect with the inner self and physical requirements works wonders on the […]



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