For Which Sports Should a Mouthguard Be Worn?

Football, boxing, hockey—these sports are the first that come to mind when thinking of organised sports that require the wearing of a mouthguard for protection during training and games.

But there are many more sports that risk contact to the face, and wearing a mouthguard is a good idea.

In Which Sports Is There a Risk to Teeth?

The Australian Dental Association also lists the following sports where there is a significant risk of injury to the teeth:

  • Cricket
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Water polo
  • BMX bike riding
  • Horse riding
  • Skateboarding
  • Trampolining
  • Water skiing

Mouthguards are not typically worn for many of these sports, but perhaps it’s time to start a new trend. In an impact, a well-fitted sports mouthguard will either prevent or minimise the damage done to teeth, soft tissues, and the jaw.

Pro Tips About Mouthguards

This short video by the Australian Dental Association provides some pro tips about sports mouthguards.

Whatever sport you are involved in, have fun and play safe!