• The Effects of Stress On Our Smiles

    STRESS AND OUR SMILES MENTAL HEALTH AND physical health are tied together in ways we don’t always expect. That even extends to the relationship between oral health and stress. Fortunately, there are a lot of tools we can use to protect our smiles from the dangerous effects of stress. Stress Could Be Behind a Teeth-Grinding […]

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  • Quit the Ice-Chewing Habit!

    Compulsive Ice Eating, or Pagophagia The scientific name for compulsive ice eating is pagophagia. For some people, it goes beyond the level of a bad habit and actually indicates a psychological disorder called pica. Pica is the compulsion to eat non-food items such as dirt, clay, hair, or ice, and it is sometimes caused by […]

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