Why do you wear a mouthguard?

Mouthguards are designed to protect the mouth, teeth and head from injury during contact sports. Being highly recommended by dentists, mouth guards can be made with or without a tether or strap.

What is a strapped mouthguard?

When wearing a helmet, we recommend athletes wear a mouth guard with integrated strap which they can attach to the helmet's protective cage, preventing it from popping out during the game. For athletes playing 7v7 or training without helmets, we recommend a strapless mouthguard or mouthguard with removable tether.

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How do you strap a mouthguard to a helmet?

Being required for all youth and high school football players, mouthguards play a hugely important role in preventing the mouth and head from impact injuries. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from football players and their coaches is how to attach their mouth guards to their helmets. Read our 5 easy steps below to safely attach your mouthguard strap today! 

Step 1

Start by placing the mouth guard in the player's mouth.

Step 2

Place and fasten the football helmet on the players head as he would wear it during a game.

Step 3

Take the strap and pull it to its maximum length. Locate the closest face mask bar at the bottom of the face mask and wrap the end of the strap around that bar. Make sure the distance between the face mask bar and the mouthguard allows enough slack on the strap, so the guard isn't pulling at the player's teeth when fastened.

Step 4

Fasten the strap around the bottom face mask bar by inserting the end of the strap into the hole closest to the bar.

Step 5

Pull the end of the strap tight, securing it to the bar and check with the player to ensure that the mouthguard fits comfortably and securely in the mouth.


If you or your athlete needs a new mouthguard for football or any other sport, look no further than Nxtrnd Mouthguards. Our top-rated mouth guards are affordable, easy to care for, comfortable to wear and extremely protective. About a third of all dental injuries occur while playing sports which is why we recommend wearing a mouthguard in sports. Taking action towards making your sporting career safe is a must. To learn more about our top rated athletic mouthguards, please click here.

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