October 18th, 2012
In a busy area like the city of London, it comes with all the glamour and bright lights you expect from a city, but it can be quite expensive to survive in as well and on a day to day basis, that can place unwanted burdens on your shoulders as you try to get by- the most dangerous being stress that can do untold damage to your body unless you learn how to deal with it. To do this, you need to be able to calm down after a heavy day, relax and chill out so that you get a good night’s rest, otherwise, you may be in danger of succumbing to one of the most destructive offspring of stress- bruxism or teeth grinding. Though you might not notice it during the day, you can be sure that if you carry your stress to bed with you, you will be grinding your teeth throughout the night and over time, you will not only be destroying your teeth, but you will be injuring your jaws, your head, your neck and upper back. It isn’t easy to identify at first either, especially if you live on your own (a partner would definitely pick up on it), but soon your jaws will start to ache and if you carry on, they will start to click. A dentist will be able to pick up on this too, as the surfaces of your teeth will look worn. To save your teeth, you can have a guard made up, but you still need to diffuse the stress that is causing the problem which will take you to an anger/stress management course in order to identify the roots of your stress, and then a relaxation course to help you to calm down.
September 11th, 2012
For all of its zest and beauty that the city of London possesses, it can also come at a cost: it moves at such a tremendous pace and it can often wear you out, let alone the stress of keeping a job going whilst you fly around the place like a mad thing. It’s this stress that can often go unnoticed until something breaks down in the body and is a common cause of Bruxism in the mouth (teeth grinding). When you get home from a heavy day, you may still be carrying the pressures of the day and if you fail to get rid of them, you may well be taking them to bed with you- the place where teeth grinding really kick in. If you keep up with dental appointments, your dentist should spot any signs of this through wear in the teeth and then supply you with a mouth-guard to prevent further damage. However, this is not solving the problem at all; you will still be going through the motions of grinding and this over time, it can do terrible damage to the upper body- from your jaws through to your neck. What is required here to stop the stress and the grinding is to identify what it is that is winding you up. This can be done by seeing a specialist to help you with stress and/or anger management. It will help with your diet and with the things that are causing all this anxiety throughout the day. Even then, this is only half the battle because what you also need is to learn is to leave these problems at work and relax when you get home. Simple things like herbal teas, incense burners, soft music, a nice hot bath and a book before bedtime can help you to de-stress and most importantly of all, give you a deep and relaxing sleep.
January 31st, 2012
Fighting Teeth Grinding in the City of London
One of the dangers that affect lots of people in a busy place like the city of London is stress and it can be very damaging to your health, but it also can be destructive to your upper body via your teeth. There are many ways to deal with stress, from anger management to mastering the art of relaxation before you go to bed, otherwise, it can lead to teeth grinding and overtime, lead to some pretty nasty damage around your upper body. Sure, your dentist can prescribe you a gum-shield to stop you damaging your teeth, but if you don’t get your stress under control, you will still be biting your teeth together throughout the night- the obvious signs of this is an aching jaw in the mornings, which will inevitably lead to damage in your jaw joints, and fatigue because you have not slept well; over time, your jaws will start to click, you may suffer from tinnitus and you will be damaging your neck and upper back. Should it ever reach this stage, you may not only require restoration to your teeth in order to protect the mouth’s bite, but you may need surgery to your jaws and neck as well, which doesn’t make pretty reading at all. The remedy is to ask your dentist to help you with the problem if you become aware of that you are suffering from this condition.