3350 Riverwood Pkwy #2120, Atlanta, GA 30339

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Formally known as
the Cumberland office of
Mansouri Family Dental Care
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(770) 955-2505

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM

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Accepting New Patients

Are You Grinding Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Teeth grinding, more formally called bruxism, is a common oral habit. While some people grind or clench their teeth during the day, many patients partake in this harmful habit during nighttime sleep. Here’s the problem with that scenario: teeth grinding can pose a major threat to your dental health and you may not even be aware you are doing it. Here are some ways to determine whether you’re a nighttime teeth grinder, along with ways your dentist can help.

What Is Causing You to Grind?

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) survey shows that between 8 and 16 percent of adults grind their teeth. According to the NIH, nighttime grinding is now considered a sleep disorder, and one that is also related to other sleep disorders. Stress and anxiety are the most popular causes of teeth grinding, as many people tend to subconsciously clench their jaw or grind their teeth during stress. Grinding can also be attributed to bite problems, missing teeth or misalignment. Finally, those with a sleep apnea disorder are more likely to engage in bruxism. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that needs to be addressed.

Are You a Grinder?

Unless you have a bed partner that discloses your habit, you may not be aware that you are grinding your teeth during your slumber. Since teeth grinding puts such strong force on your teeth and jaw muscles, there are often daytime symptoms that can reveal your grinding problem. If you experience the following, inform your dentist so that you can address the habit and protect your oral health:

• Morning headaches
• Sore, stiff or popping jaw (TMJ)
• Worn down or broken teeth
• Earaches or facial pain

What Can You Do?

Since teeth grinding is commonly linked to stress, the first approach may be to find ways to lower your stress/anxiety, such as more exercise, meditation or other healthy measures. It is also possible that by practicing jaw relaxation during the day, you can help prevent the tension and movement during the night. This involves making a conscious effort to stop clenching your teeth throughout the day and avoid excessive gum chewing.

The most effective way to prevent teeth grinding is to let your dentist provide a custom mouth guard. These nighttime mouth guards are proven to shield your teeth from clenching and grinding and prevent the disruptive daytime symptoms that follow. At Riverwood Dental, we proudly offer custom night guards that are both comfortable and effective. If you suspect that you are grinding your teeth during sleep, please call today to schedule your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Riverwood Dental

What Riverwood Dental Patients Say

5.0

Based on 36 reviews

Ross D.
Visited Riverwood Dental for the first time. Great experience. Would definitely recommend.
Eve
I called them when I was in serious pain from a previous dentist office who gave me a deep filling right over my tooth nerve :(. I was in serious pain. Dr. Mansouri and his team took the time to take x-rays and give me a full consultation on what was causing me so much pain. He referred me to an amazing endodontist, Yanina F., but the next appt they had was for a couple weeks out and I was in too much pain. I ended up having my molar extracted by another facility who did a great job, and now feel sooo much better. I am so grateful for the kindness and care that Dr Mansouri and his entire team showed to me. Great dental office with people who actually care. Thank you so much!!!
Shanta K.
I am so happy that I finally found a dentist who made me feel comfortable and explained all possible options for my dental care. Never thought I would actually look forward to visiting a dentist.
Litagia H.
The team here was very professional and kind. I will definitely visit Mansouri Family Dental Care &Associates again.
Ashley F.
This was by far the best experience with a dental office I have ever had! The staff was amazing. They explained everything in detail and made conversation to connect with me during my visit so I didn't feel awkward or like I was just another patient in for a routine office visit. The views are fabulous and the office is cheery, bright, nice and very clean. I will not be going anywhere else!
Shahnas H.
Dr. Mansouri and the staff are great. First, the entire staff is well trained, courteous and professional. The office is impeccably clean, and you get to watch a movie while you get your cleaning!

Dr. Mansouri himself is the real reason to visit the dentist. His precision and his techniques are pain free! The prices are reasonable and he takes insurance. Highly recommended!!!
Ted A.
Great service, friendly staff and very professional.
Been loving going to the dentist since i started with these guys.
Karen P.
I have been searching for the right dental practice for me for over 10 years but didn't find one that I vibed with or trusted too much. But Mansouri Family Dental Care was everything I was looking for and more! The staff were extremely friendly. They explained everything that I needed to know about my dental health and made me feel as though they really cared about my teeth and well-being.
I'm so happy that I found my family dentist for life!
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Our Patients Reviews
Mansouri Family Dental Care office have the best staff! They're very diligent! I absolutely love getting my cleaning done. Their office is so elegantly decorated, I love going there.
Yasmin R.
I had an amazing experience! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful! I am not the biggest fan of going to the dentist but I am not dreading my next appointment! Love it here
Amanda A.
The staff is amazing and I love this place. I am sure that this will be the number one place I go to for all my dental needs. I came in to get my teeth cleaned and really enjoyed the great job they did. Great service and staff! :)
Paula S.
I've been going here for a few years now. Great service, friendly people - recommended.
Jeffrey N.
Best dental experience I have had. The doctor and all of their staff was extremely knowledgeable and very welcoming. They have my confidence and trust. I will definitely be coming back here for any and all of my needs.
Sina A.
Azita is the sweetest girl and I love going to the dentist because of her positive energy! She also did an amazing job on my daughter's veneers! After years of braces she can finally feel confident about her smile.
Kayvon R.
Its been a pleasure and great experience to be able to join this wonderful dental practices team. they are great people most of all by that made me feel like family, give me the opportunity to learn to improve my self plus they treat us patient as they were a family member with respect and high quality I proud of be part of the team.
Lizzy M.
It's been over 9 months since my last cleaning, all my own fault. But the other day I went in for a deep cleaning and my hygienist was so diligent and efficient! She made sure she got all of my teeth and gave me a goody bag filled with new dental supplies so that I can keep up with my hygiene!
Brenden L.
I had not been to a dentist in awhile, but my experience at this office was exemplary. The office is very clean an up to date on equipment. From the front desk to the back everyone is very thorough and professional.
Arianna A.
The prices are absolutely great! Everyone who works there is very welcoming and friendly too. Best cleanings and they really take care of your teeth!
Anna P.
Dr. Micheal is a funny man! Him and his wife are so humble. Their office staff are also sweet people, they're like a big friendly family! My husband and I love going there.
Shan M.
I've been to a lot of dentists over the years ever since my favorite dentist retired. It has been a long search for someone to who has mastered the professional trade of dentistry, the people skills to help a patient feel comfortable, and the office/staff recruitment, training, and management know-how. When you think about it, it's an awful lot for one person to figure it all out and handle. And Dentistry isn't like so many other 9-5 jobs. There's a lot at stake with someone's smile in the balance. But at Mansouri's Dental Care and associates is definitely worth the stop by
Sarah J.
I came in for my first cleaning with them and it was fantastic! The staff was very nice,The hygienist is very thorough and the Doctor is friendly and fast. They truly do give great service with a smile.
Rachel G.
Dr. Mansouri did and amazing job putting veneers for my front teeth. He is a perfectionist and he really enjoys what he is doing. My smile is now perfect. Thank you Dr. Mansouri!!!
Ana H.
From the first call to the first visit, I received nothing more then excellent treatment. I described my fear of going to the dentist over the phone and was remember when I arrived. Scared out of my mind, the Hygienist took Great care of me. I have periodontal gum disease and have always needed numbing to get my type of cleaning. But not this day! He told me, relax I got you and that he did. No numbing meds needed not to mention the level of discomfort was very minimal. Afterwards, Dr. Azita came to examine my teeth and I was amazed at the difference she made in my visit. I am so excited to be apart of the Mansouri Family Dental Care, I'm referring any and everyone to this Beautiful office that overlooks the city during your treatment. Thank you and YES...I'm coming back!
Zakiya E.
I was very pleased with how thorough their exam was and their understanding, professional staff. I felt that they truly cared about my dental health and weren't trying to do procedures that were not needed.
Arianna A.
I had a great experience at this office since the staff was nice and the place was clean. I definitely feel that I can comfortable come back here
Cloudy
My experience at Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates was one to remember! I was treated with extreme care, by every employee i came to encounter during my visit. Greatly appreciated!
Arianna A.
Great office, great people, very clean. Dodd does an amazing job cleaning my teeth each and everytime. pain free and friendly. thank you guys and i will recommend you guys to all my friends and family
Scott D.
Great experience! The staff was friendly, and I had no issues. It was very clean! I definitely had no worries.
Kate B.
Everyone was great and so friendly!!!
Monica W.
Truly Amazing Staff! So very thankful for all that you do!
Heather B.
Mansouri Family Dental Care is definitely a dental practice to pay a visit to! Me, my Hubbie, and two kids will be visiting here for as long as I live! I recommend this practice to anyone who is afraid of dentist, because they care for each patient with the best possible service.
Sharon A.
My daughter Stephanie needed bonding since her teeth weren't big enough, and Dr. Azita did an amazing job! Her teeth are as white as pearls. I also got my veneers done by them.
Leila F.
After an awful experience at another dental office, my neighbor recommended Dr. Micheal and Dr. Azita Mansouri. Besides their impeccable office, their work is clean, professional, and satisfactory!
Tara
After getting pushed into a bunch of unnecessary procedures at a dental office in north Cobb, I found Dr. Mansouri. They are so diligent in their work! They reassured me that they could fix the damages the other dentist made and make sure my insurance covers it!
Chris D.
The Best Dentist In Atlanta!!
Mike M.
How grateful I am that I can cite my experience with Dr. Maansour & his staff at Cosmetic Family & Implant Detistry. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable both by the friendly & competence of the staff. Dr. Maansour inspires the utmost confidence by the wealth of knowledge , skills and professionalism. Kudos and the highest recommendation to Dr. Maansour and everyone at Cosmetic Family & Implant Dentistry.
Miriam R.
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