What is the Best Mouth Guard for Football?

What is the Best Mouth Guard for Football?

If you're looking for the best mouth guard for football (whether full-contact or flag football), you've come to the right place. The Delta Dental® Athletic Mouth Guard features a low profile mouth guard that is ideal for players with or without braces. Football is known as the king of contact sports and involves violent movements and collisions at high speeds so it is important to stay protected. Just like wearing a helmet, studies show that mouth guards may reduce the risk of concussion by 50 percent and help to prevent 200,000 oral injuries annually in the United States alone. Beware, however, not all mouth guards are created equally and some do not provide the protection you or your athlete needs. Below, you'll learn more about why you should use Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guards.


Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer oral injury when not wearing a mouth guard. This can look like crown and root fractures, tooth displacements, and involve thousands of dollars in dental bills. The damage can be even worse for players who wear braces. They can also sustain cuts to the lips, cheeks, and tongue. Dental injuries for football players who wear braces can even cause damage to the braces themselves. For these reasons, it is imperative to make sure your teeth are properly protected before lacing up your cleats and heading onto the field. 

Many of the benefits of Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guards can be traced back to our patented fitting material that enables us to make thin mouth guards for football that are the best-fitting and most retentive mouth guards on the market. Our mouth guards allow you to deliver or take a hit on the field without having your mouth guard come out of place. Additionally, our mouth guards offer excellent shock absorption. It is important to know that even the best mouth guard for football won't protect you from injury if it's not in place when it needs to be. That's why our custom-fitted mouth guard for football has the advantage — it fits comfortably in your mouth and will stay in place during your games and practices. Another advantage of this secure fit and thin design is that it allows you to communicate freely with your teammates on the field — whether you're making adjustments at the line of scrimmage or calling plays in the huddle, the Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guard has you covered. 


With so many options for mouth guards in the marketplace today, it may seem difficult to differentiate between brands or decide which is best for you. The first measure of quality is the fit of the mouth guard. Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guards make this process nearly effortless. To fit your mouth guard, all you'll need is a microwave, a wet paper towel, and a bowl of cold water. Just wrap the mouth guard in your paper towel, microwave it for 30 seconds, dip it in cold water for 3 - 5 seconds, and then bite down lightly. If you don't have braces, you'll press the front of your mouth guard against your teeth. Finally, you'll close your lips and suck for one minute to ensure a tight comfortable fit. It's as easy as that.

Our mouth guards also come in a wide range of colors so you can pick the style that best fits your team colors or personality on the field. This ensures you're able to get a stylish mouth guard without having to sacrifice protection, comfort, or convenience.

Once you've picked and molded your mouth guard, it is important to keep it clean. Delta Dental makes this easy for you to accomplish. The special material our mouth guards are made of prevents them from absorbing bacteria. This enables you to toss your mouth guard in your locker with your football gear without worrying about it. To clean the mouth guard, all you have to do is toss it in the dishwasher or clean it with a toothbrush and some cold water. It's another reason why Delta Dental is the best mouth guard for football.


More than 5 million teeth are injured or knocked out each year. Additionally, 40 percent of traumatic dental injuries occur while playing sports. That's why it's crucial that you care for your teeth and mouth to the best of your abilities. We can help you do that by getting you set up with the best mouth guard for football. With Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guards, you'll get a mouth guard that's easy to take care of  and simple to mold. We enable you to take advantage of all of these benefits while still getting the dental protection you need to play football with confidence. When you're ready to take your dental safety to the next level, purchase a Delta Dental Athletic Mouth Guard now.

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