Teeth Grinding

Our office has obtained extra education on guards for clenching and grinding. We’ll help you stop clenching and grinding for healthier teeth, gums, jaw and an improved quality of life.

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Let us help you alleviate jaw pain and stop wearing down your teeth from clenching and grinding.

Many people suffer from clenching and grinding problems because their teeth do not align correctly. This poses a serious threat to not only the teeth and jaw, but puts unnecessary stress on muscles in the head, neck, face, and back. When these muscles are put under stress they can cause migraines, headaches, neck pain, and facial asymmetry. We’ll help reduce clenching and grinding with a custom made mouthguard.

Key Benefits:

  • Migraine and headache relief
  • Aid in relieving neck and back pain
  • Relieve jaw and facial pain
  • Can be a medication free alternative to pain relief
  • Less pressure on your teeth
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Why choose us?

Insurance + Fees

Our treatments are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by dental insurance. Please call for details.

Convenient Hours

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We’re focused on providing a full range of high quality dentistry for the whole family.

Emergency Visits

We make every effort to schedule dental emergencies on the same or next day!

Well Reviewed Team

We have a 4.8 star average rating on Google across over 150 reviews!

Modern Office

Our state-of-the-art dental office is modern and comforting. We also have industry leading equipment to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Accepting New Patients

We’re warmly welcoming new patients at our practice. Give us a call or request an appointment online!

Meet Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai

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Dr. Oza-Chughtai is local to the South Shore. Born in Queens, NY and raised in North Valley Stream. She obtained her B.A from St. John’s University. Dr. Oza-Chughtai received her D.D.S degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2015. She completed a one year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Her residency program helped her strengthen her knowledge and skills in Endodontics (root canal therapy), crown & bridge, pediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry.

New Patient Visit – How it Works

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Call or Request Online

The first step to better oral health is booking a new patient visit. Give us a call or request an appointment online.

2.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.

3.

Your Mouth, Your Decisions

Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.

About Teeth Grinding

Normal chewing results in brief intervals of contact between teeth. Under normal circumstances, your teeth should only contact for about 5 minutes each day. Slight amounts of wear over years of use is common.

Sometimes teeth develop a flattened, worn appearance. X-rays may show unusually thin layers of enamel as if sandpaper has been drawn across the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Daily chewing shouldn’t erode the enamel so much.

You Don’t Even Know

Some patients develop a subconscious habit of grinding their teeth, either during the day or at night. In many cases, the abrasive action occurs only during sleep, and for only a few seconds at a time. If you wake up with a sore jaw or a morning headache, chances are you are grinding your teeth during the night. In some patients, enlarged jaw muscles develop on the sides of the face from this nighttime grinding. These muscles are, ounce for ounce, the strongest in the body, which means they can do a lot of unnecessary damage.

The unusual activity not only wears down teeth and strains the overworked muscles, but compressive forces can also damage the complex jaw joints on one or both sides. Damage to the joints may lead to arthritic changes, chronic pain, and popping or clicking. Once these changes settle in, reversing their condition may become impossible.

Avoiding Irreversible Damage

If you’re waking up with a sore jaw or headaches, or you’ve noticed chips or flattening of your teeth, a consult with Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai is recommended. The sooner the problem receives attention, the less damage there will be. Often a custom-fit night guard will eliminate the symptoms while protecting your precious enamel.

Daytime habits of clenching or grinding deserve attention too. Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai will analyze your bite and make sure they’re moving against each other properly when you chew. Regardless of the cause, reducing the strain on the jaw and your teeth as quickly as possible can save you money and time spent in the dental chair.

 FAQ:

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BITE ALIGNMENT IS CAUSING OTHER PAIN IN MY BODY?

If you are unsure if your bite is creating pain in other areas of your body, consult with us so we may provide you with a proper course of action

IS THERE TREATMENT FOR CLENCHING AND GRINDING?

By rehabilitating your bite and making sure the teeth meet harmoniously, we can relieve you of any pain related to clenching and grinding. You may need a full bite rehabilitation or simply a night appliance.

Phone:

Call: (516) 282-5100

Address:

Westbury Dental Spa
229 Post Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thur: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Ask us a question or have us check your insurance coverage

Curious if you are covered under your current insurance plan? Have a question? Give us a call or fill out the form below and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meet Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai

Dr. Oza-Chughtai is local to the South Shore. Born in Queens, NY and raised in North Valley Stream. She obtained her B.A from St. John’s University. Dr. Oza-Chughtai received her D.D.S degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2015. She completed a one year General Practice Residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Her residency program helped her strengthen her knowledge and skills in Endodontics (root canal therapy), crown & bridge, pediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry.

She enjoys taking continuing education classes to enhance her skill and knowledge. She has warm and friendly personality and her patients feel at ease with her. She is enthusiastic about providing excellent quality dentistry. She is a certified Invisalign provider.

In her spare time, Dr. Oza-Chughtai likes to spend time with her husband and her two children. They enjoy exploring local activities, spending time with extended family, swimming, ice skating and traveling.