The American Dental Council says that over one third of dental injuries are sports related, so it makes sense to wear a mouthguard to protect the mouth, teeth, jaw, tongue and cheeks.
Bodyheal stocks the Shock Doctor Pro Mouthguard for Adults 5100 and the Shock Doctor Gel Max Mouthguard for Adults 6100. Wearing a mouthguard for sports should be encouraged from a young age. It is mandatory to wear a mouthguard in collision sports such as boxing but you should also consider wearing a mouthguard when playing sports such as volleyball. People participating in non- contact sport, such as skating or gymnastics, will also benefit from wearing a mouthguard.
Wearing a mouthguard can prevent injuries such as broken or chipped teeth, damaged roots, concussion, fractured jaw and, tongue and cheek injuries. It is designed to absorb and distribute forces of impact, thus preventing painful and possible expensive damage to the mouth, jaw and head.