Athletes are 60 times more likely to experience injury to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard.
As a parent or caregiver, the great news is that you have a choice to prevent this for your children that engage in sports.
Mouthguards helps cushion blows to the face, lowering the risk of broken teeth and soft tissue injuries in the inside of the mouth.
Remind your child not to chew on or cut pieces off his or her mouthguard as it will cushion less impact at the time of contact.
Athletes should always wear a properly fitted mouthguard during practice, sparring sessions, etc. as well as during games, fights and events. For instance, with sports such as high school football, there are strict penalties for athletes not wearing a properly fitted mouthguard, and the ones that provide the most protection and comfort are custom-made mouthguards.