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Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • New York County Dental Society
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Consumers Research Council of America
  • The Best in New York Medicine, 2016 Top Dentist
 

Helping Protect Against Premature Wear

Teeth Grinding Manhattan

Bruxism and teeth grinding is a  common problem in a city where life and jobs can be very stressful.  Relaxation methods like counseling or psychotherapy can dramatically reduce grinding.  Other treatments may include muscle relaxants or physical therapy.  Alcohol and caffeine can also contribute to bruxism and should be limited.

When bruxism is serious enough to damage the teeth or cause jaw or facial pain, our dentist can fit patients with plastic mouth guards to be worn at night, designed to prevent grinding during sleep. In some cases, replacing an old crown or filling or filing down a high surface can change the bite and help eliminate pressure.

  • Learn how to rest your tongue, teeth and lips properly with your tongue upward, teeth apart and lips shut
  • Relax clenched muscles by massaging your face or holding a warm, moist washcloth to your cheek
  • Avoid chewing gum.
  • We can also speak about other patient specific ways to treat bruxism.
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Jack Schwartz DDS MS

134 West 58th Street Suite 105
New York , New York 10019

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