OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Most people know that stress is bad for their teeth, but the two prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute want the public to know it also may be bad for their teeth.
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a habit that studies show tends to be related to stress.
“Bruxism is very destructive in many ways,” said Dr. Saj Jivraj, Oxnard dentist and founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute. “It can wear away your teeth, fatigue your jaw muscles and cause you to have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.”
Teeth grinding is an insipid problem as most people don’t know they have it because it occurs when they sleep. Unless a bed partner hears them grinding their teeth or they recognize the symptoms, many people with bruxism suffer the consequences without knowing the cause.
“Patients with bruxism use their jaws much more forcefully when they are grinding their teeth than during the day,” Dr. Reshad said. “Besides wearing down your teeth, you can loosen or break them as well.”
Though there is no cure for bruxism, Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj offer these six tips to fight bruxism:
1. Reduce your stress. This may be lifestyle changes, psychological help, meditation or medication.
2. Get a mouth guard from your dentist. This device, often called a splint, does not stop you from grinding your teeth but keeps your teeth from grinding against each other.
3. Reduce your caffeine intake.
4. Train yourself not to grind your teeth. Stop chewing on pencils and anything that isn’t food, including gum.
5. Relax your jaw muscles at night. Medication may help, but so can a warm washcloth or heating pad on your cheek.
6. Reduce your alcohol consumption. Alcohol has been linked with teeth grinding.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists. They are specialists in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Both are former chairmen of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. They also are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj earned his degree at the University of Manchester in his native England. He received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles on aesthetic and implant dentistry in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented on implant dentistry and advanced prosthodontic procedures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jivraj is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He currently holds a faculty position as an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Jivraj was voted “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
Dr. Reshad, a fellow prosthodontist, is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
● All-on-4 dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● New smile in a day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for Oxnard All on Six dental implants or Ventura cosmetic dentistry costs can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.