Wearing a mouth guard is very important when playing. Mouth guard decreases the risk of injuries to the mouth or jaw. But more injuries can happen when not wearing the mouth guard that can affect your appearance in a much more inconvenient way. A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw.
Mouth guards are mandatory in collision sports, such as soccer, hockey and boxing, where there is likely to be a risk of injury. Children and adults involved in incidental contact sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, soccer and volleyball may consider wearing a mouth guard to prevent mouth injuries.