24. Playing Sports Without a Mouth Guard
For reasons detailed below, you should think twice before sleeping with a mouth guard. But if you play contact sports, you should always wear a mouth guard when practicing and when in a game. Contact sports include hockey, football, rugby, boxing, wrestling, and judo, to name a few. When things get rough, your teeth could get chipped or even completely knocked out. If you are an amateur who enjoys playing on weekends, you can get a simple mouth guard from a pharmacy. If you play more seriously, consider visiting your dentist to have one made professionally.