Accidents can happen during any physical activity. A mouth protector can help protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips, and cheek lining. Over-the-counter stock mouth protectors are inexpensive, pre-formed, and ready-to-wear. “Boil and Bite” mouth protectors offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Softened in water, they are more adaptable to the shape of your mouth. Custom-fitted mouth protectors can be made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive, but a properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it much easier for you to talk and breathe.