Although sport mouth guards can be bought over the counter, only the ones made by a dental professional truly fit the athlete properly. These guards are made from an exact mold of the individual’s teeth. The professionally made guards are more comfortable, tear resistant, have no taste, and although not bulky they have proper thickness in important areas. The purpose of a sport guard is to protect your teeth from damaging sports injuries. It is important to wear a mouth guard while participating in any sport, especially those where contact (with other players or sporting equipment) are involved.