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If you or your child/children play sports, what a great way to stay fit and do what makes you happy! What’s not great is that it can damage your mouth and teeth if they’re not protected. Today’s blog talks about why you may need a mouth guard.

What is a Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards are a customized appliance that fits over your teeth, while you play sports, and is especially good for contact sports such as, hockey, soccer, football, basketball, rugby. A sport’s mouth guard in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, protects you from blows to the face and head. When you contact Brenner Dental of Park Slope, we can schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist, Dr. Leonard Brenner, and fit you with the perfect sport’s mouth guard.

What Types of Mouth Guards Are Available?

We offer three types of mouth guards from which you can choose that are customizable and tear-resistant, as well as comfortable and resilient. The three types of mouth guards include:

– Boil and bite mouth guards, which come in a pre-formed shape, and usually moldable by boiling in water, then biting into the cooled plastic to fit with your mouth.
– Custom-made mouth guards, where the dentist is able to take impressions and provide the most comfortable fit, coupled with the best protection.
– Stock mouth guards, which are already preformed and read to wear, are less expensive and don’t fit very well, and can be bulky and make breathing and talking difficult.

To learn more about sport’s mouth guards, please reach out to us at 718-638-6607 and we will do our best to answer any questions you have. We hope to hear from you soon!