Athletic Guards: Is it a right fit for you?
Sports guards, mouth guards and athletic guards are all names for the same thing: a removable device used to protect your mouth from dental injury in recreational sports. There is a trend in professional sports to see athletes from the NBA to the NFL chewing on their guards between plays and on the bench. Some have even created unique places of storing their guards from behind their ears to more unsanitary places. Mason Plumlee of the Nets stores his guard inside his sock between plays! While Dr. Glazer doesn't recommend this method of storage, she agrees anything to wear your athletic guard.