A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes cricket, hockey and football all of which can cause broken and damaged teeth, and American football, boxing and rugby which can cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.
Some mouthguards are not available on the NHS, and our Dentist would be happy to discuss the available options and fees with you.