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can a custom night guard help stop tooth grinding?
added on: September 27, 2017
dental night guard

Tooth grinding is a surprisingly common problem that affects many people. The frustrating part is you may not even realizing that you’re a grinder. At our dental office in St. Joseph, we understand that tooth grinding, also known as bruxism, can most often be experienced during sleep, when you have… Read More…

Posted In: Bruxism, Oral Health, tmj

the nightly grind – battling bruxism while you sleep
added on: December 2, 2015

As the holidays approach, so can major stress. I mean, really, we are all stressed enough as it is, so the stress of preparing for the holidays can put us right over the top. I often see more patients in these high-stress times than ever. Why? Bruxism. What is Bruxism?… Read More…


what’s your sleep saying about your oral health?
added on: October 21, 2015

What is your bedtime routine? If you are a patient at my St. Joseph dental office, we feel pretty sure it includes brushing and flossing your teeth. But routines and habits you may not even be aware of might be part of your night as well! And these habits won’t… Read More…


teeth grinding, tmj and how your dentist can help
added on: February 28, 2014

Bruxism—which is often referred to as teeth grinding—is a condition in which a person unconsciously clenches or gnashes his or her teeth. While bruxism may be temporary or mild, it can also lead to painful dental problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). St. Joseph, Michigan, dentist Dr. Sven… Read More…

Posted In: tmj

how your dentist may be able to relieve your migraine-like headaches
added on: October 30, 2013

Many people suffer from intense, chronic headaches they describe as migraines. Yet these headaches often go undiagnosed by physicians without training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry because they are actually caused by the condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). Saint Joseph dentist Dr. Sven Erickson has… Read More…

Posted In: tmj

headaches, jaw pain and other symptoms of tmj/tmd
added on: September 4, 2013

Migraine-like headaches and chronic jaw pain are among the most widely reported symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), a common disorder that is often misdiagnosed by physicians without training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. St. Joseph, Michigan, dentist Dr. Sven Erickson has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment… Read More…

Posted In: tmj

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