Studies show that more than 1/3 of all injuries to children from ages 5-17 occur during sports.  In many sports, high-speed collisions with a ball, stick, or opponent are an unavoidable part of the game. Unfortunately, many of these collisions can result in lacerations as well as fractured, loosened or lost teeth. Mouth guards have been shown to be extremely effective in reducing or eliminating these painful and costly injuries. A proper mouth guard, fabricated and fitted by a dentist, will offer athletes the best combination of comfort and protection.

Unfortunately, the word “mouth guard” is universal and generic, and includes a large range and variety of products, from “over the counter” models bought at the sporting goods stores to professionally manufactured and dentist prescribed custom made mouth guards. The custom made mouth guards designed by a dentist are the most satisfactory of all types of mouth protectors. They fulfill all the criteria for adaptation, retention, comfort, and stability of material. They interfere the least with speaking and studies have shown that the custom made mouth guards have virtually no effect on breathing.

Drs. Charney and Fratarcangeli are avid supporters of athletes wearing custom made mouth guards and have made it a personal mission to educate young athletes in our community on its importance. They are both members of the Academy of Sports Dentistry and provide dental services for Quinnipiac University’s Athletic Programs. Prior to Covid limiting such practices, you would have seen our office at local community events and at Quinnipiac Basketball and Hockey games promoting our mouth guard services.

The PlaySafe Sports Mouthguard is made to protect the teeth from trauma. PlaySafe Sports Mouthguards can be fabricated for the upper or the lower arch.

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