With arms, legs, and sticks constantly on the move, it’s all too easy for an elbow or knee to go rogue and collide with an athlete’s face during a field hockey game or practice.

To keep yourself protected during play, you need to make sure you’re using the best mouthguard.

On our field hockey page, we take a closer look at how mouthguards have been and are used in the sport before talking about how you can go about choosing the mouthguard that will be right for you. This blog previews some of the information we share on the page, so keep reading to learn more.

A Look at the Use of Mouth Protection in Field Hockey

The first gum shields were used by European boxers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and were made from materials like wood, cotton, and sponge. They started to become more popular from the 1950s onwards and are now commonplace in a range of sports, field hockey included.

Whether or not field hockey players today are required to wear mouthguards varies depending on where they play. They National Federation of State High School Associations in the US mandates them for all players, whilst others like England Hockey only recommends them.

Check out our field hockey page to read the full story!

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Our sports pages are meant to take an in-depth look at mouthguard use in a variety of contact and non-contact sports such as:

Finding the right mouthguard for you and your sport is a very individual process and, at the end of the day, the right mouthguard is the one that fits you best, has the features and technology to keep you safe, and boasts the certifications to prove it.

Whatever sport you play or level you are at, we encourage you to take safety into your own hands (or mouth) and keep yourself protected by choosing to use a mouthguard.

At Makura Sport, our mission is simple: to provide you with mouthguards that exceed expectations and make us the protection of choice for athletes around the world. Contact us today to learn more!

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