A Brief Guide To Mouthguards
If you play a rec sport on weekends, you should wear a mouthguard. That is, unless toothless is a better look for you.
By Michael Irons
#4. SKIP THE DOUBLE-SIDED GUARD
If you don’t opt for a custom mold, stick with the basics. “All you really need is a well-made guard to protect your teeth,” he says. “Milliseconds matter for professional athletes, so a double-mouthguard — or neuromuscular guard — is something they should consider. The weekend warrior typically doesn’t need that.”
#5. GET A VENTILATED CASE
Ever put a sweaty T-shirt in a gym bag and then leave it in a locked car for a day? The whole car reeks something awful. Avoid an excess stank and bacteria buildup on your guard by getting a small case that has holes for airflow.