Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards and Sport Guards in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

Why Use Mouth Guards?

Mouth guards or sport guards are essential for protecting active people and athletes of all ages against injuries to the lips, tongue and soft tissues of the mouth. Additionally, mouth guards help to prevent damage to the teeth like chipping, breaking, nerve damage and tooth loss. Not only do they help you and your loved ones avoid painful experiences, but they can also save you thousands of dollars in dental work from mouth trauma. If you or your child play any kind of contact sports, a mouth guard is an absolute necessity.

Our North Arlington Dentist Offers PlaySafe Mouth Guards for Patients Throughout

We recommend using heavy PlaySafe mouth guards that are made in a dental lab. Though they cost a little more than other types of generic sport guards found in sporting goods stores, they are much more reliable and can be used in any level of sports activity.

PlaySafe mouth guards have been shown to be more effective than other mouth guards for one simple reason: Each one is custom-fabricated for the individual who wears it. These mouth guards are capable of providing the best possible protection while still being more comfortable than store-bought alternatives.

Play Hard and Play Smart with PlaySafe Mouth Guards

The quality of the mouth guard you choose should be carefully considered. A generic piece of uniform plastic that covers the teeth may not provide the necessary protection for the sports activity the wearer engages in. Also, simple mouth guards of the “boil and bite” type don’t always fit properly and can be uncomfortable. They could even make it harder to talk or breathe. Is it any wonder that some athletes aren’t fully committed to wearing their mouth guard? This means greater risk of mouth trauma!

PlaySafe Mouth Guards Put Safety First

The process is simple. We take impressions of the upper and lower arches to ensure a superior fit against the upper and lower teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the mouth guard is precision-fabricated over an anatomically correct mode and your mouth guard will be conveniently delivered to you.

PlaySafe mouth guards come in a variety of colors. It’s even possible to have your sport guard created with a strap that can be connected to a helmet. It’s time to PlaySafe – call (201) 627-5060 or contact Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD below to get started!

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    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

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