Athletes of all ages experience thousands of mouth injuries annually while playing sports and participating in other contact activities. No matter your sport, injuries to the face are dangerous, potentially harming your teeth, lips, cheeks or gums.
In order help avoid these types of injuries, a mouth guard should be considered an essential part of your equipment. If you have bridge work, restorations or you wear braces; mouth protection is of even greater importance. Any impact to the face could damage brackets or other appliances. In addition, a mouthguard offers a barrier between your braces and lips or cheek, which also helps to avoid serious injuries.
At Tribeca North Dentistry, we specialize in custom-made mouth guards which are made to fit your teeth comfortably without affecting normal speaking and breathing. Because they are made specifically for your teeth, these mouth guards provide better fit, comfort and protection than those that you can purchase over-the-counter.
For more information about custom-made mouth guards and to learn if this type of appliance would be beneficial for you, contact one of our offices today. You can reach our Upper East Side location at (646) 768-8716 or Tribeca at (646) 768-8717.