Protecting teeth against accidental damage while playing sports is best done by wearing a mouthguard. Not only do mouthguards help prevent damaged teeth but they also offer protection to the tongue, lips, gums and jaw. There are a number of types to select from:
- Stock mouthguards are the least expensive and are bought pre-formed and ready to wear
- Boil-and Bite mouthguards are softened in boiling water before insertion into the mouth where they mould to the shape of the teeth
- Custom-made mouthguards are individually made by the dentist for a perfect fit
Custom-made mouthguards are “more expensive than the other versions” but offer the best fit and protection and you can find out more at https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/mouthguards?utm_source=mouthhealthyorg&utm_medium=mhteensrotator&utm_content=mouthguards.