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Mouth Protector

Last Revised on January 18, 2012

In the case of contact sports (cheerleading, cross country, baseball, softball, track & field and volleyball), wearing a mouth guard is recommended.  The intra-oral tooth and mouth protector (mouth guard) shall be of any readily visible color other than white or clear.  It shall include an occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) and labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion and cover the posterior teeth with adequate thickness. NOTE – Game officials may waive the requirement that the color of the mouth guard be other than clear or white as long as the official can see that the individual is wearing a mouth guard.

Related Policies:

Anyone participating in a collision sport (basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling) that wears metal dental appliances such as braces must wear protective mouth guard. 2374