There are two main types of mouthguard:
- Custom-fitted mouthguards – professionally fitted by your dentist
- Over-the-counter or ‘boil-and-bite’ mouthguards – available from chemists and sports shops
The key to getting maximum protection from a mouthguard is how well it fits around your teeth and gums. The better the fit, the better the protection. The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends a custom-fitted mouthguard from your dentist. Over-the-counter varieties don’t provide enough protection from serious injury.