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What are mouthguards?

Mouthguards are removable dental devices that cover your teeth and create a protective layer that prevents the point of impact from directly affecting your teeth. We can create a custom-fitted mouthguard using an impression of your teeth to help you get the most benefits from its use. A custom mouthguard perfectly fits your mouth, making it more comfortable to wear and more effective at protecting your teeth. Some mouthguards also protect your teeth from teeth grinding. These mouthguards are called nightguards because they’re usually worn at night when you’re asleep.

How do mouthguards work?

A mouthguard absorbs shock when something or someone hits you in the face so that the impact doesn’t damage your teeth, gums, or mouth. For some patients, mouthguards that only cover their upper teeth provide sufficient protection. Your top teeth stick out more than your lower teeth, making them more susceptible to injury. Other patients, like those wearing braces, need an upper and lower mouthguard to ensure their teeth are protected.

What are the benefits?

Mouthguards have multiple benefits that make them an integral part of your oral health routine:

Fast and simple to use

It only takes a few seconds for you to put in your mouthguard or take it out when you’re through with your activities. This short length of time protects your mouth from an injury that can have long-term effects on your dental health. Caring for your mouthguard is simple; clean it with soapy water and a brush after each use. Rinse it and allow it to air dry before storing it in its protective case.

Offers affordable protection

We suggest utilizing preventative measures to optimize your dental health whenever possible. Mouth and tooth injuries can be costly and time-consuming to fix; regularly using a mouthguard is a much more efficient, budget-conscious option.

Prevents damage to your teeth

Without protection from mouthguards, a hit to your mouth can cut your gums, knock out or fracture a tooth, or cause you to bite your cheek or tongue. These dental injuries can require extensive treatment to fix, and they can have lasting effects on your dental health. For example, if a hit to your mouth knocks your tooth out and we’re unable to successfully reinsert your tooth, dental implants or a bridge may be needed to replace the missing tooth.

Mouth & Sports Guards in Queens & Brooklyn, NY - Downtown Braces & Children's Dentistry

Mouth & Sports Guards, Queens & Brooklyn, New York


Protect your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue when playing sports or engaging in activities with a high fall or contact risk by regularly using a mouth guard.

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