Wear Mouthguards Whenever You Compete
Most people think that you only need a mouthguard if you are competing in a full-contact sport. However, mouthguards can benefit in many different sports, including those considered low or no-contact.
For example, a study of 1000 high school basketball players showed that just under a third of players experienced an orofacial injury over the course of a season. More than half of those injured had more than one injury. And almost all (99.6%) injuries occurred to people not wearing mouthguards. Baseball, cycling, and equestrian sports also have what might seem unexpectedly high.
That’s why the American Dental Association recommends that people wear a mouthguard for all of the following sports: