Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Financial District and Valley Stream. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in advanced dentistry treatments, including night guards and sports mouth guards to protect your teeth and prevent teeth grinding. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today!
An occlusal night guard is a form-fitting mouth guard made of hard acrylic plastic to protect your teeth while you sleep. The purpose of the night guard is to prevent damage to the teeth from grinding, called bruxism. Although cheaper night guards are advertised, it’s important to get a proper fit from a dentist because:
Studies show that athletes are sixty times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouth guard.
When you or your child is playing just about any sport or doing recreational activities, it’s critical to wear a sports guard to:
In sports, a mouth guard is as essential a piece of equipment as any other protective gear. Contact sports require mouth guards, but other sports and recreational activities can be dangerous too:
A sports guard should cover your teeth including your gums. Sports guards are made of a softer material than night guards. There are several types of mouth guards available: inexpensive stock mouth guards, “boil and bite” mouth guards, and custom fit mouth guards. Only a custom fit mouth guard will be comfortable, fit your mouth perfectly, and be more likely to not come out when the head is jostled or when a fall happens. Custom fit mouth guards are critical for children and adults:
It’s very important to call Central Avenue Dentists now if you even suspect that you may be grinding your teeth at night. It’s also important that everyone in your family have a custom-made mouth guard for sports and activities. The expert dentists at Central Avenue Dentists, conveniently located in Valley Stream, Queens, and also in Tribeca, Manhattan, have made hundreds of night and sports guards for their patients. Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are members of the American Dental Association and also the Dental Society of the State of New York. They believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So take care of your teeth, and call (516) 887-0020 for an evaluation.
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