A mouthguard, or a mouth protector, is a flexible, important piece of athletic gear. When
worn during athletic and recreational activities, it can protect your teeth from trauma.

Facial and head injuries can be sustained in nearly every type of athletic or recreational activity – even non-contact sports like skateboarding and bicycling. A mouthguard can, in some cases, protect you from serious injuries such as some concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, fractures of the jaw, and some neck injuries. Mouthguards also help protect you from the most common types of injury to the mouth, cuts to the cheek and tongue, which often require oral surgery to repair.