Athletes who participate in sports that carry significant risk for injury should wear a mouthguard. Some of these sports include contact sports like hockey, football, basketball and soccer. It is also a good idea to wear a mouthguard when participating in sport that involve falls like skiing and snowboarding.
Before you purchase a mouthguard from a drugstore or a sports retailer, talk to Dr. Ostler. You or your athletic son or daughter will be more likely to wear a custom mouthguard that fits well. You can even choose your favorite color to make it more fun.