Wednesday, May 28, 2014
At Family Dental Rego Park, we see many patients who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. While many do this consciously throughout the day, even more grind their teeth at night while sleeping. Bruxism can cause damage to your enamel, jaw pain, headaches and gum irritation, so it is important to treat it. Night guards are the best way to prevent the negative effects of teeth grinding.
Similar to those worn by athletes, night guards provide a barrier between your top and bottom teeth when you sleep. By reducing wear to your teeth and making it harder for you to grind, your teeth will be healthier and you will feel better overall. We custom fit these night guards at Family Dental Rego Park to make them as comfortable as possible. If you are a night grinder, we will take an impression of your teeth and have a mouth guard created in our dental lab. These guards are very durable and can last for up to 10 years.
If you find yourself frequently waking up with headaches or pain in your jaw, it is very possible that you grind in your sleep. Often those who do not treat their bruxism end up with TMD, and they can even change the appearance of their face. To diagnose and treat your night grinding, call (718) 699-8268 and schedule an appointment.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
At Family Dental Rego Park, we offer Invisalign braces so that you can straighten your teeth without a mouth full of metal. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, our doctors will guide you teeth into a smile you won’t be able to stop showing off.
While regular braces are still best for more serious cases of teeth straightening, Invisalign is great for cases of mild to moderate spacing or crowding. For these cases, Invisalign provides teeth correction that bypasses the discomfort, sores and restrictive diet that those who have traditional braces must face.
With a computer program that generates a series of aligners with small changes in each, Invisalign will allow you to straighten your teeth without anyone even knowing. Virtually invisible, the aligners are made of a thin, comfortable plastic, and, unlike traditional braces, they are removable. Because they can be removed easily, you will be able to clean your teeth and eat normally. Therefore, your teeth will not experience the same discoloration and plaque buildup that can occur with metal brackets and wire. In addition, you will still be able to eat all the foods you like, such as popcorn, chips, pretzels, nuts, apples, carrots and corn.
If you think Invisalign might be the best option for you to achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of, call us at (718) 699-8268 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bishod Verma or Dr. Supriya Verma.