In one sentence, wearing mouthguard helps prevent broken teeth, tooth loss, mouth tissue injury, internal tooth damage and jaw joint fracture.
What is a mouth guard?
Aw pretty lame question, right? Everyone knows that mouth guard (or mouthguard) is an equipment – a plastic shield held in the mouth by an athlete to protect the teeth and gums. It provides protection for the hard and soft tissues of the mouth by way of absorbing and redistributing the forces created by traumatic blows.
What kind of athlete who uses mouth guard?
According to the American Dental Association, weightlifting, wrestling, acrobats, gymnatics, boxing, martial arts, shot putting, skydiving, surfing, skiing, skateboarding, field hockey, football, basketball, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, soccer, squash, volleyball and water polo are sports whose athletes highly need to use mouth guard since they provide with the highest rate of contact, collision and violent slam.