John Pietruszka DDS | Mouthguards in Staten Island

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John F. Pietruszka DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant Prosthetics


John Pietruszka DDS in Staten Island NY


Mouthguards are an essential piece of equipment for contact sports.  They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Soccer
  • Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Bar Brawling
  • Dwarf Tossing
  • Mosh-Pit Dancing
  • …any other sport where contact is a possibility.

Wearing a mouthguard helps prevent against structural damage to the teeth and jaws, and also helps prevent injuries such as lacerations to the inside of cheeks, tongue, and lips.  Mouthguards have also been shown to help decrease the incidence of concussions.

Mouthguards are available in almost any sporting goods store; however, these mouthguards do not offer the highest level of protection. They can also be ill-fitting and uncomfortable.  

For the highest level of comfort and protection, visit the dentist for a custom mouthguard fitting.  A custom mouthguard is created specifically for the optimal protection of the patients mouth.  It is fabricated with thin plastic that is hardened to protect your teeth.  The thinness of the custom mouthguard allows for easy breathing, and also allows for easy communication. This is especially important if you are a star quarterback calling signals, or just a sarcastic loudmouth insulting the other drunken patrons at the pub.

See your dentist today for a custom mouthguard to protect the teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, on the court, in the rink, or at the local tavern.


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