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

weekend warrior guide to mouthguard double-sided

#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.”

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#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.

TAGS: basketball, football, hockey, sports, teeth

 

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