Bubblegum-flavoured mouthguards kids might actually wear
What's one way to get your kid to wear a mouthguard while playing rough and tumble sports? Make it taste like bubblegum. At least that's the logic behind MoGo Sport's new flavoured mouthguards.
All while protecting your kids' pearly whites, the mouthguards come in flavors including lemon, mint, orange, bubblegum and fruit punch. Since the flavor is embedded inside the device, the company says it lasts game after game.
"The products provide the vital dental shielding that standard guards offer, with the added incentive for young players to keep their teeth safe," wrote Springwise on Tuesday. It's designed for sports including football, rugby, baseball, skiing, snowboarding and lacrosse. If you live in the US, you can purchase the mouthguards online for $11.99 in two styles, clear and black. MoGo mouthguards are also sold internationally via distributors including Sport Access in France, Jucalo in Japan, and Beyond Sports in Australia and New Zealand.
Livestrong states that comfort and fit are key factors to keep in mind when it comes to kids and mouthguards. "If the mouthguard is uncomfortable or makes him sputter and spit when he talks, he's more likely to take it out when he thinks no one is looking," writes the site.
More than two million teeth are knocked out each year due to sports injuries, according to the American Dental Association.