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Playing sports is all fun and games until someone dislocates a jaw, ends up with a missing tooth or hole in a lip! The sports most known for dental injuries are hockey, football, basketball, boxing or martial arts, and wrestling. It’s these sports that typically require players to get a protective mouthguard to prevent dental injuries. However, they might also also be recommended for other sports like soccer, lacrosse and baseball and even shot-putting. Although you want a mouth guard to cover all of the teeth to protect them, another factor to consider is how well you can breath and communicate with teammates.

In this episode of BURST tv, Dr. Shaun explains briefly what the three types of sports mouth guards are and which one dental professionals should recommend to their patients.​

You can check out the entire list of sports that the American Dental Association advocates the use of a fitted mouth guard here: https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/…