Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Benefits of Using Mouthguards

Mouthguards are commonly used by professional athletes to protect their mouths while they play. They’re also used by those who wear braces. However, dentists note that even amateur athletes can reap the benefits of wearing one of these devices, whether or not they wear braces. Consult a dentist to learn more about wearing mouthguards and how to choose the one that is right for you.

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Protection of Oral Health
If you play contact sports such as football, hockey, boxing, or martial arts, your dentist will recommend wearing a mouthguard. Wearing a mouthguard will protect your teeth from being chipped, cracked, broken, or even torn out of your mouth in the event of a blow to the facial region. They’re ideal for those who play basketball, volleyball, or track and field events. Those who participate in non-contact activities, such as bicycling, can also benefit from wearing mouthguards. For example, it’s possible to fall off your bicycle and suffer trauma to the face. In addition to protecting your teeth, mouthguards protect the sensitive, soft tissues of your mouth. Mouthguards are particularly important if you wear braces because the wires can sometimes jab these soft tissues.

Range of Choices
Another benefit of wearing a mouthguard is the range of options to choose from. Your dentist will help you select the best type of mouthguard to suit your needs. The three main types of mouthguards are the pre-made kind, the “boil-and-bite” type, and the custom-fitted mouthguard.

Ease of Care
When you receive your new mouthguard, talk to your dentist about how to care for it properly. Mouthguards are simple and easy to care for. After each use, you’ll gently brush it with your toothbrush and toothpaste. After rinsing it well with lukewarm water, you’ll store it in its special case.

Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates proudly offer a range of mouthguards to protect your smile. Schedule an appointment today by calling our dental office in Manhattan at (212) 279-1232 and ask us about our cosmetic dentistry services. We welcome patients of all ages.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday