At Del Mar Dental, we encourage all athletes to wear mouthguards while playing various sports. If you play a sport, you should know that a mouthguard is an essential part of sports equipment.
Generally, a mouthguard only covers your upper teeth, but in some cases, it covers your lower jaw. For example, if you have braces or other fixed dental equipment on your lower teeth. Our mouthguards are especially useful for contact sports like football, soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, and rugby.
Types of Mouthguards
As with all other protective gear, sports mouthguards provide the necessary protection for your gums, teeth, and surrounding oral structures. These mouthguards come in different forms, each differing in quality and price:
Who Should Wear Sports Mouthguards?
Pro athletes who play soccer, football, basketball, ice hockey or any other sport that carries a greater risk of dental injury should wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards are essential for rugby players.
Adults and children who play any of the sports above or participate in other high-risk activities that may cause injury, like skateboarding should also wear mouthguards.
Whether you have braces or not, it’s imperative to protect your smile. Some of the most common sports-related injuries are those to the jaw and mouth.
For more information about our sports mouthguards, please contact Del Mar Dental at (817) 710-2609 today. We’ll do all we can to answer all of your questions.