Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury.
More than 5 million teeth are knocked out or damaged each and every year, with these injuries resulting in nearly $500 million dollars worth of dental fees.
Widen your awareness
Each and every time you step into the ring your health should the biggest concern in your mind. Of course, you want to win the bout but both fighters coming away safely is the always the biggest win. Using a mouthguard while boxing is a necessity and in our in-depth guide we look at the guards you should be investing in before your next session.
According to the American Dental Association, it is estimated that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year. As such, it is important that your mouthguard is custom-fitted to your teeth and gums in order to offer maximum durability and protection.
Find out how to do just that in our latest guide.
Did you know that athletes and young children who do not wear a mouth guard are more likely to suffer mouth damages as compared to those who wear the mouth guards?
Choosing to wear a mouth guard can save you a lot of pain resulting from teeth grinding and involuntary tongue biting. And yes; it will save you a lot of money. Those trips to the dentist to have broken teeth or jaws fixed can be pretty expensive.
Explore our guide on what you should expect to pay for a high quality mouthguard
When should I wear a mouthguard?
Mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face. These sports can include football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse as well as combat sports such as MMA.
In exactly the same way that you wouldn’t dream of entering the court without the correct basketball shoes, or head on to field with the right football cleats, a mouthguard should be a vital part of your sports kit.