What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard uses flexible, durable material to protect your teeth during high-risk impact activities. When something or someone comes in contact with your mouth, the mouth guard absorbs the impact so that your teeth and mouth aren’t damaged.
The benefits of custom mouth guards
While you can purchase a standard mouth guard from retailers who sell sports and hobby equipment, a custom mouth protector is ideal. Custom mouth guards in Greenpoint, Brooklyn fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring that all your tissues and oral structures are properly protected. If you wear braces or use orthodontic appliances, custom mouth guards will accommodate your oral appliance and be more comfortable for you to wear.
The process for creating custom mouth guards
We scan your mouth to produce digital impressions that provide a 3D model of your teeth. Then, we use computer software and your digital impressions to design your custom mouthguard. In-house 3D printing allows us to create Greenpoint, Brooklyn mouth guards quickly and efficiently.
How does a mouth guard improve your oral health?
Mouth guards in Greenpoint, Brooklyn prevent your teeth from being damaged or knocked out when you’re playing sports or engaging in other high-contact activities. When you fracture a tooth, the tooth needs to be repaired to prevent it from affecting your oral health. Broken teeth are more susceptible to decay and infection that will require additional intervention. Some broken teeth even require root canals or extractions depending on the extent of the fracture. If your tooth is completely knocked out, it’s not always possible to re-insert it. This means that you’ll have to invest in a costly, extensive restoration procedure or risk having the missing tooth lead to bone loss and gum recession.
What are the benefits of using a mouth guard?
Greenpoint, Brooklyn mouth guards have multiple benefits that make them an excellent addition to your sporting activities:
Mouth guards are proactive
It’s more effective to prevent dental injuries than to treat them after they occur. Fixing broken or knocked-out teeth can be expensive and time-consuming. Investing in a mouth guard to minimize your risk of injury is more effective at maintaining your oral and overall health.
A mouth guard is simple to use
An advantage of using mouth guards in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to protect your teeth is that it’s easy to insert and use. It only takes a few seconds to place it in your mouth to ensure your teeth and oral tissues are protected.
Mouth guards are reusable
Once you purchase a mouth guard, you can clean and reuse it until it starts to deteriorate. Most patients get months or years of usage out of their custom mouth guards. This makes your mouth guard a budget-friendly solution for protecting your teeth in the long term. It’s also easy to care for your mouth guard. Clean it after each use with a soft-bristled brush and a mild dish soap or product designed for cleaning night guards and other oral appliances. Avoid using toothpaste on your guard because it is too abrasive and can damage your guard.
Mouth guards fit over your teeth and provide protection during sports and contact activities.
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Our philosophy for dentistry is simple and straightforward. We aim to provide care that is in your best interest. This means we are transparent and non judgemental, kind and empathetic. We have multiple specialists in house as we feel that this is the best way to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
Our office is relaxing and spa-like because let's face it, no one loves going to the dentist. We're trying to change that by providing a soothing environment for oral care.
Dr. Vicky Athanasiou
Founder, General Dentist