A mouth guard is one of the most essential pieces of safety equipment an athlete can have. A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The types of dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are:
– Chipped or broken teeth.
– Lip and cheek injuries.
– Root damage to the teeth.
– Fractured jaws, and concussions.
A guard is recommended if you are active in a sport where you can get hit in the head such as hockey, football, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, racquetball, soccer, wrestling, and many more.