Although they can be somewhat uncomfortable and difficult to wear, you should always use a mouthguard when you are playing a contact sport which puts your teeth at risk. If you don’t, you risk damaging your teeth – either chipping them or knocking them out – and having to visit an emergency dentist. When you consider the alternative, wearing a mouthguard is actually a very easy choice.
Our top five reasons why you should always wear a mouthguard include:
- They protect your teeth from impacts:
Contact sports like AFL or basketball can result in a lot of accidental impacts to the head and mouth area. If you don’t wear a mouthguard, these impacts can result in damaged and broken teeth. A decent mouthguard will cushion your teeth, causing any force from accidental contact to be spread out, rather than focused on one tooth. This will reduce your risk of irreversible dental damage. Read More