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Many of us live stressful, busy lives, and our bodies react in different ways to our stress. One way we may be reacting to stress, without even knowing it, is by clenching our teeth. Your jaw muscle is one of the strongest in your body. During the day, when we feel stress, sometimes our jaw muscle clamps down without us even being conscious of it....

It’s mid-summer and most of our familiar routines have been thrown out the window. Many of us are doing things we don’t get to do at other times of the year—camping, hiking, swimming, and eating shave ice. All of these fun activities can be more dangerous for your teeth than sitting at a desk at work or in school. You may have a tooth that...

Bad breath is the worst! No one wants it. All of us have face-to-face interactions with others every single day. Bad breath can be a turn off to other people. It’s the worst feeling when you are talking to someone and you see them take a subconscious step away from you because of your breath. Bad breath can become a daily worry but it doesn’t...

  Chronic jaw pain can be frustrating because it affects your life—how you sleep, how you talk, and how you eat. All of us have aches and pains from time to time. Many of these pains resolve themselves but others linger. Sometimes pain can slowly increase overtime. Many of us can deal with some pain, but when pain becomes so intense you find yourself thinking about...

It’s easy to think of ways we need to protect our skin in the summer. What mother lets her kids go swimming without sun screen on? Sunscreen is a no-brainer but when do we think of protecting our teeth the same way? Obviously, our teeth don’t need sunscreen but our teeth still need protection in the summer. Sometimes we take our teeth for granted—until something...

Cold sores are a sores that appear around the edge of lips. Sometimes they look like blisters and have been called fever blisters. Some people confuse cold sores (outside edge of lips) with cancer sores (shallow sore on inside of mouth). Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (or HSV-1). Unfortunately, most people that have HSV-1 will have it their whole lives. Most...

It is summertime and is finally hot outside. It’s time for all those fun outdoor activities—hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. The sun is beating down on you, and you are hot and thirsty. All you want is a cool drink. Hmm…will it be a sports drink? A lemonade? A soft drink? Wait a minute. There is a drink out there that is much healthier for...

Have you ever spent the day slathering on sunscreen as you enjoyed one of the great outdoor activities northern Utah has to offer. Perhaps while you hiked, swam, or went boating? Have you ever returned home, relieved that your efforts paid off, that you don’t have a sunburn, only to find that your lips feel tender, dry, and red? When preventing sunburns, it’s easy to...

Summer is coming and parents everywhere are wondering how they are going to keep their kids both entertained and worn out this summer. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. The Wasatch Mountains attract visitors from all over the world. Are we taking them for granted? Do we appreciate the ways to enjoy the great outdoors with little or no cost? Below...

With every day of warm weather, summer feels a little bit closer. In just a few weeks, school will end and for many, so will school routines. Your kids may be celebrating the fact they won’t have to get up early, won’t have to do homework, and won’t be gone for 7 hours a day (of course, some parents are probably crying right now reading...