Different Mouthguards in Rugby
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Norden, DDS
Duration: 3 minutes
In rugby, wearing a sports mouthguard is one of the most important pieces of equipment that you can have.
In fact in many jurisdictions, especially among amateurs, wearing a sports mouthguard can be mandatory. Here's a couple of examples of the custom fitted mouthguard. As you can see one of them is coloured so oftentimes we'll match them up to team colours. Here's another example: if I turn it around you'll be able to see that you see the indentations of the teeth.
And this gives it the intimate fit that we're looking for in a custom guard. There are some compannies that are now getting into what we call the performance mouthguards. One of the theories they have is that putting some of these little platforms on the mouthguard that they can change the bite slightly, which may offer greater airway, and maybe higher performance.
This type of mouthguard is part of a longer term trend where companies are trying to improve all sporting equipment to improve higher athletic performance and safety at the same time.
If you're interested in a custom fitted sports mouthguard, please contact your dentist.