Mouthguards are typically made from rubber, plastic, or silicone. Some are designed to be worn over the upper teeth only, while others cover both the upper and lower teeth. Mouthguards can be worn on their own or in combination with other protective gear, such as a face mask or a helmet.
Children are more likely to engage in rough play and participate in high-impact sports, which puts them at risk for dental injuries such as chipped, broken teeth, cuts to the gums, and other trauma to the mouth.
Wearing mouthguards can help reduce the risk of dental injuries. In addition, mouthguards can help prevent serious injuries such as jaw fractures or dislocations.