Dentist East Cobb: Do Children Grind Their Teeth?

East Cobb Dentist near meThe problem of teeth grinding is not limited to adults.  According WebMD, 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.[1]  Some of this potential grinding is protected or goes unnoticed because of thumb sucking, which can cause a different set of problems.   However, most children who do not suck their thumbs while sleeping lose the teeth grinding habit shortly after these two sets of teeth have come in more fully.

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.[2]  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:[3]

  1. Where possible, decrease your child’s stress, especially just before bedtime.
  2. Try massage and stretching exercises to relax the muscles.
  3. Make sure your child’s diet includes plenty of water. There is some thought that dehydration may be linked to teeth grinding.
  4. Ask your dentist to monitor your child’s teeth if he or she is a grinder.  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.

Dr. Scheinfeld is an Emory trained prosthodontist specializing in mandibular form and function.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

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[1] WebMD, Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) July 5, 2011

[2] http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bruxism/DS00337

[3] WebMD, Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) July 5, 2011

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Sandy Springs Dentist named “2019 Top Dentist”

Sandy Springs Top Dentist near meDentist in Sandy Springs, GA – Dr. Novy Scheinfeld, one of the leading Atlanta area dentists, is recently recognized by the Atlanta Magazine as ‘2019’s Top Dentist’.  This special recognition will appear in the March 2019 issue of Atlanta Magazine. 

Located in Washington, D.C., The Consumer’s Research Council of America is a health care advocacy organization that strives to assist customers in getting the highest quality professional health services through extensive independent analysis.   When selecting ‘Top Dentist’ recipients, the Council uses a point system that takes into consideration a dentist’s comprehensive experience, continuing education, professional association affiliation and professional training.

“Being selected as one of the top dentists in the country is an honor.  As a prosthodontist in Sandy Springs, GA, my staff and I take great pride in providing exceptional patient care, and we truly appreciate that patient advocacy organizations such as this recognition of our hard work and dedication to the practice of dentistry and our patients.”

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), Ga 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Serving East Cobb Named ‘America’s Top Dentist’ in 2011

Top Atlanta Dentist near meDentist serving East Cobb and Sandy Springs, GA – Dr. Novy Scheinfeld, one of the leading Atlanta area dentists, was recently recognized by The Consumer Research Council of America as one of ‘America’s Top Dentist’ for 2011. 

Located in Washington, D.C., The Consumer’s Research Council of America is a health care advocacy organization that strives to assist customers in getting the highest quality professional health services through extensive independent analysis.   When selecting ‘America’s Top Dentist’ recipients, the Council uses a point system that takes into consideration a dentist’s comprehensive experience, continuing education, professional association affiliation and professional training.

“Being selected as one of the top dentists in the country is an honor.  As a prosthodontist in Sandy Springs, GA, who serves many of the surrounding areas, my staff and I take great pride in providing exceptional patient care, and we truly appreciate when patient advocacy organizations such as this recognize our hard work and dedication to the practice of dentistry and our patients.”

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA  30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

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