Teeth are very important part of our life. While playing sports it is essential to protect them. It doesn’t matter if you are wearing braces or not. Any injury to teeth or gums can be harmful. Mouthguards can be used to protect your teeth from injury. The Australian Dental Association highly recommends you to wear a mouthguard if you are taking part in a full-contact sport. Mouthguards are basically of three types: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard and a custom-made mouthguard. The properties that you should consider while choosing a mouthguard are – it should be tear-resistant, easy to keep clean, comfortable and well fitted for your mouth. Also, it should not cause any trouble while breathing. Your dentist will help you choose the mouthguard which will protect your teeth efficiently and hence, your smile. He can also show you how to properly wear a mouthguard.