Mouthguards are special rubber-like covers to protect teeth and gums from injury in sports such as rugby and boxing. Some people also wear night dental mouthguards to help prevent teeth grinding.
Mouth guards are useful for anyone, both children and adults, who play contact sport such as rugby, boxing, football, ice hockey, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. However, even those participating in non-contact sport (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, mountain biking or horse riding) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouth guard during sports is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, and even tooth loss.