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covid-19 & cracked teeth
added on: February 16, 2021
stressed man with mask

Over the past year, some dental offices have been reporting higher rates of cracked teeth than in years’ past. Take this dentist’s experience documented in the New York Times for example. So, is there some weird connection between COVID-19 and cracked teeth? Well, kind of. While cracked teeth are not… Read More…

can stress cause oral health problems?
added on: April 27, 2020
man grinds his teeth

As we all know, recently everyone’s life has quickly changed, and we’re all experiencing a temporary new normal. But with change and uncertainty also comes quite a bit of stress. Your dentist in St. Joseph understands, and we’re with you. While we’re sure that trying your best to avoid getting… Read More…

stress & oral health
added on: January 11, 2019
woman under stress

Even though the craziness of the holidays is behind us, it doesn’t necessarily mean our stress levels have decreased. Everyday life can certainly cause anxiety and contribute to more stress. As many people know, stress can impact our health and overall well-being, but did you know stress can also contribute… Read More…

migraine awareness month
added on: June 12, 2018
woman with headache

June is recognized as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and serves to not only educate the population on this debilitating illness, but also to increase funding to advance migraine research and treatment options. While numerous causes can be to blame, our dental office in St. Joseph wants to take… Read More…

Posted In: Bruxism, Oral Health, tmj

3 oral health reasons why you shouldn’t stress out this holiday season
added on: November 28, 2017
holiday stress

We’re just beginning the month long craziness of the holiday season. Between the meal preps, travel arrangements, party planning, and everything in between, it’s only normal to feel a little more stressed than normal. It’s no secret that stress can negatively affect overall health, but the team at our St…. Read More…

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

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