Mouthguards for Sports
Dental injuries during sport play is a common occurrence regardless of gender, age or skill level. Dental injuries are common in both contact and non-contact sports (for mouthguards for grinding and clenching, please see this page).
To help reduce sports-related injuries, optimal maintained oral health and a properly fitted and adjusted mouthguard are recommended. Athletic mouthguards provide protection and can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
All people of all ages should wear a properly fitted mouthguard during any sporting activity where there is reasonable risk of injury.
There are 3 types of mouthguards:
- a stock mouthguard (least customizable)
- a boil-and-bite mouthguard (partially customizable)
- a vacuum-made mouthguard or a pressure-laminated mouthguard (custom-made)