DR. JAY RITTER, DDS North Massapequa Dentist specializing in General and Cosmetic Dental Care. Dr. Jay Ritter North Massapequa Dentist specializing extractions and root canals.
4160 Merrick Road, Massapequa
NEW YORK, New York, NY 11758 New York
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DR. JAY RITTER, DDS
He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. Dr. Ritter is really chill. Made sure everything was comfortable and checked multiple times on my comfort level and at the end if I had any questions. Cool young guy Great doctor, mase me feel very comfortable, the ony thing I didnt like was the rooms were nit private, you can see the other patients in the next room, where they can hear your conversations and see the doctor working ob you... Other then that he's great... We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great. Great dentist, very friendly staff Very friendly and professional staff. Making an appointment was very easy and I was seen immediately. He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great. Staff is professional and friendly. I travel over half an hour to see Dr Ritter because of a recommendation and he's worth the trip!!! The Doctor and Dental hygeniest were very friendly and capable. The whole staff was very professional. The Doctor and Dental hygeniest were very friendly and capable. The whole staff was very professional. Very friendly and professional staff. Making an appointment was very easy and I was seen immediately. He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning. We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Care is the cornerstone of our practice.
Location
4160 Merrick Road, Massapequa
NY 11758
Appointments
516-795-7500
Website
ritterfamilydental.com
Opening Hours
Mon, Wed: 9:30am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 08:30am-3:00pm
Thursday: 09:00am-7:00pm
Fri & Sunday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Night Guards

Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while you are asleep. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums. The noise from teeth grinding can also disturb your spouse’s sleep if loud enough.

If you grind your teeth you should consider a night guard. The night guard, which is very similar to a mouth guard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab. Night guards are very durable and can be used for up to 10 years.

There are also some things that you can do to try to stop teeth grinding. You can train your jaw to be free and easy rather than clenched. Refrain from chewing gum or on other objects like pens. You should also avoid alcoholic drinks and drinks with caffeine, as these can increase the likelihood you will grind your teeth. If you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night set up an appointment with us today.