Mouth guards are worn by adults and children over their teeth to prevent damage from teeth grinding and to help stop injury during sports and other activities. A bite splint is a special mouth guard formed by a dentist to avert teeth grinding and damage to the mouth.
There are three types of mouth guards, including stock mouth protectors, boil and bite protectors and custom-fitted mouth protectors. Broken teeth, nerve damage, and injury to the mouth and lips are likely in both contact and non-contact sports. By using a mouth guard, the risk of a mouth-related injury will decrease in those who tend to grind their teeth.