Mouthguards aren’t just for football. The ADA recommends wearing a properly fitted mouthguard for nearly 30 sports and activities. Which sports need a mouthguard?
• High-contact sports, such as basketball, football, handball, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer and boxing
• High-injury sports with limited contact, such as baseball, bicycling, gymnastics, horseback riding, skateboarding, skating, skiing, softball, surfing and volleyball
If you play a sport that risks serious falls, collision with other players or flying objects, you should consider wearing a mouthguard.