Mouthguards for sport
Reasons for wearing a mouthguard
A mouthguard is a rubber plate which is moulded to fit precisely over your teeth and gums. It helps to cushion your mouth and protect it from damage. It is important to wear a mouthguard when involved in a sport or activity which involves physical contact or the risk of being hit by fast moving objects, for example boxing, rugby, hockey and cricket, to name just a few. In fact, it is often compulsory to wear a mouthguard while taking part in certain sports.
Getting a mouthguard made
Everyone’s mouth is a different shape, and it is important that you wear a mouthguard which has been properly fitted to the size and shape of your teeth and gums. There are cheap home mouthguard kits available, but these do not fit accurately to your teeth and can fall out or even cause choking. Worst of all, they are thinnest in the areas which need most protection, making them all but useless.