The 25 year-old (yes, she's lying), started her radio career as an intern at a Long Island radio station and worked her way through the ranks. After two hops across The Long Island Sound, full-time radio experience and various voice-over projects, she landed her dream job working in Market 1 radio and expanding her brand across the country. In addition, Wendy can also be heard on The Weekend Throwdown with Jagger, and The Weekend Top 30 Countdown, two nationally syndicated programs.
Dentist: "Has anything changed in your medical history?"
Dentist: "Anything bothering you I should know about?"
Me: "Wellllllll... I'm constantly gnawing at my lip & the inside of my cheek, which I'm aware of because I do it while I'm awake. Kind of a bad habit. But lately my face has been hurting."
(As he's looking at my jaw and bite) Dentist: "Does this hurt?"
Me: "YEEEOW Yes!"
(Upon further inspection.) Dentist: "You've been grinding your teeth."
This makes SO much sense. Obviously if I'm gnawing and chewing while I'm awake, I'm assaulting my teeth while I'm sleeping. Doctor S. then asked me what I do to relax, (is he implying that I don't??!) and I wish I wasn't stumped by this question.
"Pilates!" (LIE LIE LIE! I only just started pilates.) Mental note: Find new ways to relax.
In any case, in 10-14 days, I'll be picking up a night guard/bite plate that I was fitted for. I hope this helps! I also hope it's not weird to fall asleep with... does anyone have any experience with this?
When I posted on Facebook I was surprised to find out how common this problem is - I'm sorry to hear that there are so many of us grinders out there, but it's nice to not feel alone! ;)