It’s a staggering statistic that approximately 5 million teeth are lost each year throughout the United States due to trauma and injury to the mouth while participating in sports. This number could be greatly reduced if proper protection was worn. A custom-made mouthguard will fit and protect well. The mouthguards sold over-the-counter in stores do not give adequate protection and can actually impede your best performance as they can inhibit proper breathing during exertion.
The American Dental Association recommends having a custom-made mouthguard for these sports: Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.