The best on-field protection

Of all the sports equipment your child may need, the most essential item in their kit bag should be a properly fitted mouthguard.

A customised mouthguard perfectly moulded to the teeth and mouth shape will not just protect teeth, it will also make it easier to breathe and add extra cushioning against an accidental blow to the face. A customised mouthguard can also reduce the possibility or severity of a concussion. A mouthguard should be worn not just when playing but also during practice.

To care for your mouthguard, ensure it is kept away from heat and direct sunlight as this can cause it to warp and affect its fit. You should also rinse it after each time you use it and place it in its designated case to dry. This will prevent the growth of bacteria.