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The problem teeth grinding is not limited to adults. Approximately 15% to 33% of children grind their teeth. Children who grind their teeth tend to do so at two peak times in their lives – (1) when their baby teeth emerge and (2) when their permanent teeth come in. Some of this potential grinding is protected or goes unnoticed because of thumb sucking, which can cause a different set of problems.
While it is more common for children grinding their teeth to do it during sleep rather than during waking hours, it has not been determined exactly why children grind their teeth. There are several theories which include improperly aligned teeth or irregular contact between upper and lower teeth, illnesses and other medical conditions (such as nutritional deficiencies, pinworm, allergies, endocrine disorders), and psychological factors including anxiety and stress, and all of which appear to be unsubstantiated theory.
The main reason there has been very little study on children grinding their baby teeth is that it rarely results in problems. However, teeth grinding can cause jaw pain, headaches, wear on the teeth, and TMD. Consult your dentist if your child’s teeth look worn or if your child complains of tooth sensitivity or pain.
Should teeth grinding result in a real problem for your child, here are some specific tips to help stop teeth grinding:
Where possible, decrease your child’s stress, especially just before bedtime.
Try massage and stretching exercises to relax the muscles.
Make sure your child’s diet includes plenty of water. There is some thought that dehydration may be linked to teeth grinding.
Ask your dentist to monitor your child’s teeth if he or she is a grinder. Possibly consult a pedodontist (children’s dentist) and pediatrician if it becomes apparent that damage is occurring.
No intervention is usually required with preschool-age children. However, older children may need temporary crowns or other methods, such as a night guard, to prevent the grinding in their sleep.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts such as bridges, partials and dentures. And from an esthetic standpoint, they look and feel more natural, some of which is due to the progress made in their biocompatible development. Implants offer the patient a permanent solution to tooth and continued bone loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness in that a single implant may serve to support a dental crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with complete dentures, both standard and mini implants to increase stability and preserve bone structure.
Procedural advancements, including the development of the above mentioned “mini” implants, mean that a larger population than ever before are finding themselves candidates for dental implants. While application and candidacy for implantation varies on a case by case basis, meaning that your dentist needs to determine the viability of implants as it applies to your actual bone structure. Keep in mind, a general dentist may perform the crown and bridge placement that is associated with implant restorations, prosthodontists are the ADA sanctioned specialists who have received post-doctorate training are most often your best bet for the successful completion of this type of technique sensitive procedure. If we can ever be of help please don’t hesitate to call or comment so we can answer your questions.
Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is when you clench (tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together) or grind (slide your teeth back and forth over each other) your teeth, that may or may not cause harm. When teeth clenching or grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth may become damaged and possible other possible oral health issues may develop.
People may clench and grind their teeth without being aware of it during both the day and night. When it is sleep-related, bruxism is often the bigger problem because of the lack of control. Because it does occur during sleep most people are unaware of the problem until symptoms begin to arise. While some of these symptoms are headaches or a sore jaw, they are masked by other factors such as too much stress, inability to relax, misalignment of the teeth, or even ones posture or diet.
The cause of bruxism is not completely agreed upon, but daily stress may be the precipitant in many cases. The clenching the teeth may be brought on by anxiety, stress or depression. Other symptoms may include ear aches, insomnia and/or sensitivity in the teeth. The clenching or grinding puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. The symptoms may develop into temporomandibular joint problems, commonly referred to as TMJ.
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist. An examination can rule out other disorders that may cause similar jaw pain or ear pain, including:
Ear disorders such as ear infections
Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Your dentist can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and abnormalities in your teeth. If it is diagnosed as night grinding, you can be fitted with a mouth or night guard (a splint) to prevent further damage to your teeth and other issues mentioned above. The varying types of splints may prevent clenching and create a scenario where your mouth remains relaxed during sleep or during the day. There are many approaches to retard the clenching behavior, many of which are more successful to daytime clench and grinders verses night clenchers.
Given that grinding and clenching may not fall within any one medical discipline, it may take a combination of approaches to permanently solve the problem. However, dentist would appear to have the leg up on the other disciplines, give the amount of training and experience dentists have with your oral health. Regardless, call the health care provider you are comfortable with to seek solutions to this potentially damaging oral health problem.
The cost can vary depending on where you live and your needs. Prosthodontists’ prices are typically between $900 to $3,500 per upper or lower arch. While a general dentist fees are usually $300 to $1,200 per arch a good percentage of the time you get what you pay for. A prosthodontist is specially trained to provide you with both a functional and esthetically pleasing denture. This can be a painstaking job depending on the condition of your mouth’s bone structure. So it’s not a matter of sticking a pair of slicks in your mouth and sending you off to eat corn on the cobb. The proper fitting of a denture usually requires follow-up visits to determine the actual results after use in the mouth. When properly fitted, dentures can provide a great smile with a very natural appearance.
In addition, with the advent of implants, many dentures can be implant supported such that your biting power is considerably increased. With implants supporting them, dentures may correct several problems, from speech to chewing, for many patients. In addition to retarding bone loss, mouth irritation or sores may be avoided with implant supported dentures. So when there are irritations they are usually caused by poor dental hygiene, and not removing your dentures when needed. It is common that your mouth changes over the life of your dentures, so even though they last long, as the bone structure changes they may need to be replaced to achieve a better fit before they are worn out.
The exact charge for dentures really depends on the type you need and type of dentist you choose to complete the procedure. This is a procedure for which you should definitely research your dental insurance coverage and reputation of the dentist providing you with the care you need. A portion of the cost is often covered.
Also, the use of denture creams is the sign of an improperly fitting denture. If I have not answered your preliminary questions concerning dentures, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consult.
Our healthcare delivery model is a Better Way to Coordinate Care. In a group practice setting, our dentists have an opportunity to share ideas and develop professionally.
Our multispecialty group is composed of dentists from a wide range of specialties who practice under the umbrella of the same organization, Right Smile Center. Through collaboration among these specialists, patients receive comprehensive dental treatment that is efficient and thorough. Systems and services are designed by the Right Smile Center to assist our providers in the delivery of high-quality, coordinated, patient-centered care. Our providers believe they can improve your patient care by having multiple dental professionals with whom to consult on and refer to for alternative patient care under one roof.
When entering into private practice, our providers chose the option to work with other dentists instead of working alone. In our case, dentists of different specialties work together so that patients can receive care that requires multiple solutions at a single location. While most group practices have dentists with a single area of specialization, we have in-house prosthodontics, endo, perio and implant placement and restoration. A practice with a diverse array of specialists is designed to attract more patients seeking a one-stop place for their oral health concerns.
Improved diagnostics, new therapies, more sophisticated equipment – as dentistry progresses, is impossible for a single dentist to know everything the discipline of modern dentistry has to offer. A multispecialty group fosters an environment of collaboration among many dentists – each an expert in a particular aspect of dentistry – to provide the greatest benefit to patients. We of course have experience to provide a cross-over of patient care that allows us to cover for each other’s patients when one is out of the office or out of town. Group practices can assemble a team of dentists and other experts to meet the unique oral healthcare needs of all our patients. We believe better patient care is a direct result of our multispecialty practice.
Another aspect of a multispecialty practice is the use and sharing of highly expensive equipment to perform diagnostic screenings and deliver patient treatment. By working in a group practice, we can share the cost of deploying equipment that may have been too costly for a single provider. Group practices distribute both the administrative costs and the risks associated with owning and running a solo practice.
An overview of the direct and indirect advantages to you as a patient.
Multispecialty group practices promote an environment that encourages and enhances communication, collaboration and peer review, leading to high-quality care. This is especially beneficial to patients with multiple or complex oral problems.
A multispecialty group practice can offer “one-stop shopping” and save patients time by scheduling appointments with several doctors on the same day at one location, coordinating testing, obtaining on-the-spot referrals and consultations and reduce the needless time involved in rescheduling when one of us unavailable.
Multispecialty group practices provide a setting in which physicians can specialize in a particular area and become experts. This means there are experts on hand to diagnose and treat unusual oral problems.
Many multispecialty practices have dentists in rare specialties such as prosthodontics or implant and perio surgery that you can’t find in smaller, solo practices.
So when you’re here for regularly scheduled routine maintenance, take advantage of having fresh set of eyes examine you when one of us is out of town or indisposed. We practice together because we have confidence in each other. We hope you will too. And when we can’t meet those needs, we’ll refer you out.
If we can answer any of your questions or concerns about the Right Smile Center, please feel free to contact us.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC -ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD – Hanna Orland, DMD
From its inception, Scheinfelds and Orland has focused on providing the right solution for every patient, every time. We do not waiver from this commitment. While many practices claim to put their patients first, few are able to resist the temptation to make small sacrifices to increase their revenues. Scheinfelds and Orland has steadfastly refused to make any change in the treatment that does not offer a tangible benefit to our patients.
Don’t be all things to all people.
Scheinfelds and Orland believes in specialization. It is one of the many things that make us revolutionary. Every decision we make, new person hired or new technology solution launched is aimed at expanding and deepening our specialization differentiation. We know taking our eye off this goal would be a costly injustice to our patients. We are proud to say that our patients represent long and endearing relationships that span several generations over 25 years.
Don’t push products.
At Right Smile Center, we take a consultative approach to ensuring each patient’s program aligns with their operating culture and unique risk exposures. This means we don’t believe in pushing products. We don’t try and sell you anything. Instead, we work closely with our patients and their needs to develop and deliver the right solution, even if that means not doing any dentistry at all.
Integrity in all that we do.
Events over the past decade have caused significant upheaval in the health insurance business and we are constantly navigating the industry to make sure you receive the coverage and care you deserve. These changing times are reflective of changing patient needs and a requirement for operational disclosure.
From the beginning, Scheinfelds and Orland built its foundation on basic operating principles – integrity, honesty and quality health care. These are not just words to us, rather truths that can be validated by the patient relationships we have held for over 25 years. To us, it’s simple. We base decisions on what we believe to be in the best interests of our patients and our employees. We understand that each puts a great deal of trust in us, and we do not take that trust lightly.
Scheinfelds’ and Orland’s culture is unlike any in the healthcare field. We emphasize team achievements and take pride in individual accomplishments that contribute to the patient’s overall success. Ideas are traded, tested and put into practice with the highest degree of passion and excitement. Meetings that would take hours elsewhere are frequently little more than a conversation in the hall, and few walls separate those who are performing the procedures to our next technology innovation from those that created our foundation of dentistry. Our highly communicative environment fosters productivity, creativity and camaraderie fueled by the realization that some of the most wonderful people rely on Scheinfelds and Orland. We are passionate about what we do and believe in giving the proper tools to a group of people driven to make a difference, and they do.
Hopefully, this is what you want from your Dental team.