Tooth Grinding and Bruxism at Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics in Riverview FLTeeth grinding and clenching is a very common problem and it has been found that 70% of people clench or grind their teeth as a result of stress and anxiety. The involuntary or habitual grinding of teeth is knows as “bruxism” and it typically occurs during sleep.

Besides stress, bruxism can negatively impact the body in many ways. It may also result from bite problems, the overuse of stimulating substances (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs), and as a side effect of certain medications.

Sometimes, simply becoming aware of the habit can help. Stress reduction techniques which include exercise or meditation are an option while a dental professional monitors the situation to see if there is improvement.Read more on Grinding Teeth Problems – Selfie…

Mother's Day 2016 Riverview FLMother’s Day should probably be every day. But unfortunately it only comes around once a year. It is the day we all say thank you to Moms everywhere. Next weekend is Mother’s Day. Let us all do something special to thank all those Mothers who have been there to help us and see us through our problems.

History Of Mother’s Day

The origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother’s Day history can also be traced in the United Kingdom where a “Mothering Sunday” was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in the United States. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon and not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work of the pioneering women of their times, today the celebration of Mother’s Day spans 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair.Read more on Happy Mother’s Day – Moms Get It Done…

Earth Day 2016 Riverview FLApril 22, 2016 is Earth Day. On this day let’s really do something to help our planet that is our home. The entire Team at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day as a way to demonstrate our support for the environment in which we live.

In 1970, Earth Day was originally celebrated by our schools and certain communities. Over two thousand colleges and universities, almost 10.000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the US celebrated Earth Day. Twenty million Americans went outside for peaceful demonstrations favoring environmental reform. Today, this event is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. The Earth Day Network is now celebrating its 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge and motivate people to action.Read more on Let’s Appreciate Where We Live On Earth Day April 22nd…

Caring for retainers Riverview FLWhether you are wearing a retainer during treatment or after your braces or Invisalign are completed at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, over time… your retainers or aligners can discolor and look gross. You brush and floss daily, so adding cleaning your retainers to your daily routine is just another step to maintaining good oral hygiene habits.

Five Tips for Keeping Your Orthodontic Retainers or Invisalign Aligners Clean and Safe

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