What Is an Athletic Mouthguard?Also called a sports guard or simply a mouthguard, athletic mouthguards are plastic dental devices worn over the teeth to help reduce the risk of injuries during physical activities and sports.
Reduce the Risk of Injury With an Athletic MouthguardWearing a protective mouthguard during sports and physical activities protects athletes from incurring dental and facial injuries, including chipped, cracked, and broken teeth, lost teeth, and soft tissue injuries such as a bitten tongue or cheek. Additionally, an athletic mouthguard reduces the impact of the teeth clanking together during more physical sports, which can lower the risk of concussion. Since you’ll be well-protected during your activities, you’ll be able to participate more fully without the fear of injuring your teeth, mouth, or soft tissues.
Who Should Wear an Athletic Mouthguard?We recommend athletic mouthguards for any physical activities that risk an impact to the head, face, mouth, teeth, or jawbone. This includes contact sports, activities with flying objects like sticks or balls, and activities where falling could potentially injure the mouth. Some activities during which athletic mouthguards are strongly recommended include:
- Mountain biking
- Horseback riding