Dr. Airsoft of Airsoft Medicine compares the ProTech Dent dental guard to a custom guard made by Dr. Kihara, DDS, and an off-the-shelf “boil-and-bite” style sports dental guard by shooting at them with an airsoft gun. He finds that the custom-made guard by a dentist provides superior protection and comfort. These do not provide soft tissue protection for the nose, lips, and cheeks as a lower face or full face mask would.