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4 signs you might be grinding your teeth at night

I have been a life-long tooth grinder.  As a child my parents could hear my nocturnal gnashing from their bedroom and it continued into adulthood. 
However, despite my line of work, I only recently had a splint made to wear at night and I've noticed a huge improvement. I knew all the symptoms and issues that can arise from tooth grinding, but seemed to just accept it as a part of my life.
But no more!
So I've put together a list of signs to watch out for, so that you don't do what I did.  While the following symptoms are common in those of us who grind our teeth, they may be the result of a different ailment, so always get any issues you have checked out.
1. Headaches
Headaches can be a common symptom of grinding or clenching, particularly when you experience them first thing in the morning and the pain is located around your temples and/or ears.
2. Jaw pain or tenderness
The average human bite produces 70 lbs of pressure when chewing food.  If you grind or clench while you…

Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring

Hooray, Spring is on the way! I don't know about you but I do prefer leaving work in daylight.

You might be thinking about how to improve your smile leading up to the summer season, but you're concerned about the cost and time involved.

Here Dr. Emma Dougherty discusses a fast and  affordable way to achieve a beautiful smile.

"Cosmetic bonding and contouring is a great way to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile. It is much less destructive to your teeth than traditional porcelain veneers, provides an instant result and is very affordable.  As a result, the technique is growing in popularity, with Glamour Magazine dubbing it "The hot new way to get a celebrity smile".  The treatment requires no needles  and no drilling, we are simply adding small amounts of tooth-coloured filling material and reshaping your teeth to achieve a more youthful and symmetrical appearance.  This can be done in one visit to give you a perfect, same-day smile.  It can also be use…