Things You Need To Know When Wearing A Mouthguard
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Things You Need To Know When Wearing A Mouthguard

If you're like most people, you probably don't think twice about whether or not you need to wear a mouthguard. After all, it's just a piece of plastic and metal that rests in your teeth - what could possibly go wrong?
But the truth is, wearing a mouthguard can do a lot to protect your teeth from damage in the event of a collision or other accident. In fact, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), up to 85% of all dental injuries are caused by contact with teeth and jawbone. That's why it's so important to make sure you're wearing a properly fitted mouthguard - one that will correctly fit your teeth and stay in place during an accident.

Tips When Wearing A Mouthguard

Here are some things you need to know if you're considering wearing a mouthguard:

  1. Always consult with your dentist before starting any type of oral care regimen, including wearing a mouthguard. He or she will be able to recommend the best type of guard for your individual needs and help you determine whether or not it's safe for you to wear during athletic activities.
  2. Be sure to purchase a mouthguard that is specifically designed for athletic use. 

What is a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a type of sports equipment that is worn in order to protect against dental injuries. Mouthguards are made of a variety of materials, including silicone, plastic, and metal, and they are often custom-made to fit the user's teeth. They are typically fitted by a dentist or physician, and they can help to prevent teeth from being knocked out of their sockets or from breaking during sporting activities.

Mouthguards should be used in conjunction with other protective equipment, such as mouth guards for ice hockey or football. They should also be replaced regularly, depending on the individual's dental hygiene habits, so that they continue to provide protection against dental injuries.

Types of Mouthguards

Mouthguards come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them serve the same purpose: to protect your teeth from potential damage. There are two types of mouthguards: full-face and low-profile.

Full-face masks are the most common type and are worn like a helmet. They cover the entire mouth except for the lips, which must be sealed tightly together to ensure a good seal. They can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear, and they may not be ideal if you want to eat or drink.

Low-profile mouthguards are made of soft materials and fit more comfortably around your teeth. They're less obtrusive and can be worn in conjunction with other dental products, such as braces or crowns. However, they don't offer as much protection against damage to your teeth as full-face masks do.

Should I Get a Mouthguard?

If you are playing any contact sport, whether it be football, hockey, basketball, or rugby, you should consider wearing a mouthguard. Mouthguards can reduce the risk of developing oral cancer and other head and facial injuries by up to 90%. They are also effective in preventing broken teeth and other dental injuries. However, like anything else, there are pros and cons to wearing a mouthguard.

The benefits of wearing a mouthguard depend on the sport you are playing. However, most studies suggest they can help protect your teeth from breaking and damage as well as reduce the risk of oral cancer.

There are a few things to consider when choosing a mouthguard. First is the type of sport you are playing. If you’re playing contact sports such as football, hockey, or rugby, choose a custom-fitted mouthguard that fits snugly. These types of mouthguards typically come in two sizes (small and medium), so make sure to get the size that fits comfortably. If you’re not sure what size to get, talk to your coach or sports doctor about what size would be best for you.

When should I Replace My Mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be replaced every 3-5 years, depending on how often you play and how hard the sport is.

How do I Wear My Mouthguard?

There are a few simple steps to follow when wearing your mouthguard:

  1. Make sure your mouthguard is properly fitted by a dentist. A good fit will not move and should be snug but not too tight. If it’s too loose, it may fall off during play or sports activities.
  2. Clean the area around your teeth where the guard will be placed with soap and water before wearing it. This will help prevent bacteria from growing and causing an infection.
  3. Insert the guard into your teeth, biting down on it slightly so that the edges of the guard are securely in place. Do not bite too hard or else you may damage your teeth or jawbone.
  4. Hold the guard in place for at least 30 seconds to allow it to form a seal between your teeth and the guard. This will help protect you against injury and keep your mouthguard in place during sports or play.


If you're considering wearing a mouthguard, there are a few things you need to know and they are all listed here. Aside from a mouthguard, it is best to use B. Weiss water flosser. Not only is this an effective way to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth, but it's also gentle on teeth. Plus, it can be used anywhere there's hard-to-reach gum tissue.



The content in this article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your health regimen. The author and publisher do not take responsibility for any consequences resulting from the information provided in this article.