Custom-fit mouthguards are a win-win for patients and dentists
Way back when I played youth sports, only football required the use of a mouthguard. At the beginning of the season, we all strapped the state-issued pieces of plastic to our face masks and only knew that we had to wear it in order to step onto the field. Nothing else was said about mouthguard protection. Everyone’s parents apparently concluded that there was no good reason to actually buy a customizable mouthguard, since they were getting one for free.
Fast-forward to 2016, and mouthguard protection is bigger than ever. And guess what? Mouthguards are needed year-round for all sports these days — not just during football season.