5 summer sports that require mouthguards
Although high-contact sports, such as football and basketball, typically come to mind when we think of mouthguards, pearly whites need protection during warm-weather sports as well.
A mouthguard is a must, whether you’re an aspiring BMX racer who hits the trails hard and fast, or a mountain biker going for a long trail ride. Even the most careful rider can hit an unexpected rock in the road. If that happens, make sure your teeth are as crash-proof as possible.
The same logic applies to skateboarding: Even if your child is extremely skilled, there’s always a chance that something could stop the skateboard wheels from spinning when it’s least expected. Make sure your kids wear mouthguards when they hit the skate park with friends – and even when they’re just messing around in the driveway.
- Sand volleyball
Typically, you want to spike the ball, not let the ball spike you. But volleyball can be an unpredictable sport, which is why wearing a mouthguard will come in handy – for you and your smile.
Though baseball is less of a contact sport than others, there’s still opportunity for a mouthful of harm. From getting hit by a stray ball to face-first slides into home plate, there are plenty of reasons to wear a mouthguard on the diamond.
One rogue wave and you could end up with a face full of surfboard. A mouthguard helps ensure that you get back up on the board instead of hanging 10 at the dentist’s office.
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