Mouth guards are an important part of any sports uniform. If you play a sport, or participate in activities like skateboarding, karate, or football, it’s a good idea to wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth from getting chipped, broken or knocked out. There are different kinds of mouth guards and each offer dental protection. -Stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting good stores. They do not offer very much protection but are better than going without a mouth guard. -Boil and Bite mouth protectors also can be bought at many sporting good stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors because they form to your mouth. -Custom Fitted mouth protectors are individually designed and made in a dental office or professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. They offer the most protection. If you have questions about which mouth guard is right for you, consult your dentist.