Athletic mouthguards can prevent these types of traumatic injuries. Dr. Julie Gillis makes several types of athletic or sports mouthguards that offer varying degrees of protection. What you need depends on your sport of choice and, perhaps, how aggressively you play. Some appliances can be made with a ‘helmet strap’ attached. Some are available in your choice of color or colors, and you can even add names and graphics to the guard.
A simple nightguard – like the ones shown below – can give you some degree of protection from impact. The thicker, multilayered guards are much more protective and probably slightly less comfortable to wear.
A nightguard like the ones shown here will offer some protection to your teeth and gums during an impact.
Multi-layered athletic mouthguards