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Unclench Your Garden City Holidays

added on: September 7, 2012 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

The holidays can be so stressful! Shopping trips to the city. Dinners with the in-laws. Office parties. How did it get to be this way? Where are the simple joys of our childhood holidays?

The holidays can be so stressful! Shopping trips to the city. Dinners with the in-laws. Office parties. How did it get to be this way? Where are the simple joys of our childhood holidays? Many patients call me around this time of year wondering why their jaws hurt and why they have so many headaches. These symptoms could be the first signs of stress clenching or bruxism. And that clenching (along with the nighttime grinding you are probably doing) can cause some major damage to your teeth. I can make an appliance, usually referred to as a night guard that you can actually wear anytime you feel stressed and clench your teeth. It not only protects your teeth from wearing, cracking, chipping and breaking, it also helps your jaw relax and stay in its optimal position. In the meantime, you can find relief by applying warm compresses or a heating pad to your neck and jaw or try some arnica cream or gel from the health food store to reduce inflammation. You really don’t need to suffer more during the holidays. Let me help you relax your jaw and enjoy life in Garden City. For more information about clenching, grinding and what we can do to help, call me, Dr. Nancy Tobin, at 516-747-2535, or visit www.tobindentalcare.com.

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