• Comfortable. Dependable. Exceptional.Our patients mean everything to us. We are committed to exceptional care and your comfort is our priority.About Our Services
  • Comfortable. Dependable. Exceptional.Our patients mean everything to us. We are committed to exceptional care and your comfort is our priority.About Our Services
Why Our Patients Love Us
clockQuality Time

Your appointments will never be rushed. Dr. Magid will take the time to do it right and when needed he will spend extra one-on-one time with you to discuss your treatment.

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We want you to be relaxed and at ease the entire time you are in our office. From Bose noise cancelling headphones and flat screen TVs in every operatory, to blankets and massage pillows, your comfort is our top priority.

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We utilize the most up to date technology for our patients. The right techology can make your treatment more accurate and your experience more relaxing.

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We offer nitrous oxide as well as several other sedation options that will make any fears melt away.

Meet Dr. David Magid, DMD

Dr. David Magid is a warm and friendly dentist, known for his kind and gentle approach to dentistry. He enjoys caring for his patients' health and developing long-term relationships that allow him to provide exceptional, individualized care.

By staying on top of the latest developments in dentistry, Dr. Magid delivers the best that modern dentistry has to offer and implements the latest technology in our West Caldwell, NJ dental office.

Dr. Magid and our entire team welcome you to Magid Dental Care!

Top Dentist 2016
Penn Dental Medicine
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Brandeis University
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Nightguards and Mouthguards

For some patients, headaches and jaw pain can reduce quality of life. A clenching and grinding habit, called bruxism, or regular jaw pain, called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), can make sleeping, waking up, and chewing uncomfortable.

The Nightly Grind

A nocturnal clenching and grinding habit places excessive wear on your teeth and also leads to:

  • Shifting bite
  • Worn teeth
  • Sensitivity
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Cracked teeth

TMJ Dysfunction

When left untreated, bruxism can cause degeneration or dysfunction with your jaw joint. TMJD can cause additional symptoms including:

  • Clicking or popping joints
  • Locking jaw joints
  • Pain
  • Facial swelling
  • A misaligned bite
  • Teeth that do not come together
  • Migraines
  • Tinnitus – ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue

Without treatment, TMJD rarely resolves on its own and can cause irreparable damage to your teeth and jaw joints.

Treatment for TMJD and Bruxism

The first line of treatment for both bruxism and TMJD includes behavior modification and an occlusal guard, or night guard.  Certain behaviors should also be avoided, such as:

  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Use of stimulants such as coffee
  • Smoking

By incorporating stress management techniques and exercise, you may be able to reduce the amount of bruxing you experience.

Treatment with Occlusal Guards (Nightguards)

A nightguard provides a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Made of hard acrylic, a nightguard (splint) prevents your teeth from meeting and grinding against each other. This helps prevent fractures, cracks, and wear. Since acrylic is softer than your enamel, it can also provide relief from headaches. The acrylic on the surface of your nightguard can be adjusted in such a way to gently guide the position of your jaw into a more relaxed posture.

We also offer smaller profile nightguards that fit over your upper or lower front teeth. This type of guard is known as The NTI, and it keeps your posterior teeth from coming together. It also guides your jaw into a more comfortable position.

Athletic Mouthguards

While nightguards and splints provide protection from damage due to clenching and grinding, athletic mouthguards provide protection from sports, activities, and trauma.

Athletic mouthguards are useful for athletes who participate in sports such as:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Biking

We recommend them for any activity where you could sustain damage from a flying object or by falling.

Mouthguards protect your teeth by absorbing some of the force from impact. We create custom mouthguards to provide you with the most comfortable option that fits snugly and stays put when you need it most.

Call to Schedule an Exam

If you think you could benefit from a nightguard or athletic mouthguard, contact our West Caldwell, NJ dental office to schedule with Dr. David Magid. We look forward to creating a preventive treatment plan that works well for you.

 

What Our Patients Are Saying
  • "Wonderful courteous and friendly staff and Dr. Dave gives you his full attention taking time to answer all questions. There is never any pressure and every appointment is pain free. I highly recommend this dental office for any dental work." - Virginia Y.

  • "It was awesome! I am definitely going back, he got rid of my fear of dentists. Everyone is very nice and I was pleased with the service. Thanks Dr. David and staff!" - Madeline M.

  • "Dr. Magid took me right away. He is very gentle and thorough. I would recommend him to everyone!" - Mindy S.

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