Today I went to see a dentist ’cause I suffer from sleep bruxism. What is that? I grind and clench my teeth when I am not awake. It’s also known as nocturnal tooth-grinding. That sounds cool. Hi, I’m Wick, and I’m a nocturnal tooth grinder. It’s actually very uncool. Bruxism causes an abnormal wear on my teeth, and sometimes it wakes Megan up. What causes it? There are a number of possibilites such as suppressed anger or frustration, an aggressive, competitve, or hyperactive personality type, and anxiety, stress or tension, but this does not describe me! I have to have eight teeth filled and purchase a mouth guard that my teeth will probably chomp through. That’s cool. Maybe I won’t eat the mouth piece ’cause it will be so uncomfortable that I won’t wear it. I’ve tried a mouth guard before, and I couldn’t fall asleep with it in. I don’t think we’re supposed to have foreign objects in our mouth when we sleep. Maybe this $144 mouth guard will be better than the 99 cent one I bought at Play It Again Sports. Fortunately going to the dentist is much cheaper in China than in the States, but it still burns a hole in my wallet. Due to the condition of my teeth, I have cut back on a lot of Coke and sugar, but I will need to step it up more. The dentist also mentioned that fruit juices contain a high level of acid that wrecks havoc on my pearly whites. Oh well. At least I can still drink my weasel coffee.