It’s time for sports camps, early-morning practices, ball games, fireworks, and family adventures. You make some of the best memories during summertime. But, it’s also the time of year when you need to take extra care not to let your teeth take a hit! We see a lot of injuries because of a lack of protection when playing sports and other rough activities. Mouth guards help to cushion the blow, should your face find itself in the path of a projectile. They give padding to your gums, teeth, and jaw, kind of like a helmet for your mouth. Protecting your upper teeth in particular is vital, since they are usually more forward than your lower teeth, and are more exposed and prone to injury.
How Can I Get A Mouth Guard?
A Prosthodontist is a doctor that specializes in replacing teeth. They also focus on oral disorders and disease, and treating patients with missing teeth or damaged oral tissues. Fortunately for sports teams all around Westchester, our own Prosthodontist, Dr. Brisman, makes custom mouth guards to maximize safety and comfort. When getting a custom mouth guard, we’ll take extra care to get you the right fit. We’ll do this by using a series of dental impressions. Cheaper mouth guards you can buy outside of dentists’ offices often do more damage, as they can move your teeth when they are ill-fitting. They can also cause abrasions on your gums. Consider having one of the best prosthodontists in Westchester for your custom mouth guard. Statistics show that custom mouth guards help protect athletes from traumatic brain injuries!
If an accident should happen, remember that we also have excellent cosmetic dentistry in Westchester. Our dentists specialize in repairing those missing teeth from the opening game and fixing the teeth cracked by an opposing teammate’s elbow. We use bridges, veneers, crowns, or inlays and onlays to get your mouth back to its best smile.
When it comes to getting (and protecting) your best summer smile, be sure and visit Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale for the latest and greatest techniques and procedures. We’ll make sure we understand your needs and get to work finding the best solutions for your mouth. Come in and get your little champs their custom mouth guard today!