Sports mouth guards may not be the most exciting piece of equipment to don before the big game, but they are very important. High impact sports, and even those less obviously physical can result in a multitude of injuries. Believe it or not sports guards protect against a variety of trauma. Under Armour mouth guards in particular make a great choice for their protection, comfort, and the variety of colors available.
Failing to wear a mouth guard doesn’t only mean a greater risk of chipped teeth or even missing teeth. Impact trauma in contact sports can actually pose a greater threat of head injuries and even concussions. Blunt force to the jaw, even when wearing a helmet, creates shock waves in the joint where the jawbone connects to the rest of the skull. Mouth guards help absorb the impact and displace it. Without a mouth guard the impact can transfer the force upward into the skull and brain, resulting in a concussion. Moreover, jaw clenching can lead to the tensing of joints, facial muscles, and neck muscles allowing lactic acid to build up and sap performance. These negative effects of clenching can be minimzied while wearing a mouth guard.
Under Armour guards are both effective and comfortable. Some guards can make talking and breathing difficult, but Under Armour’s designs eliminates these undesired side effects. With a variety of options, finding a guard that meets regulations, fits individual needs, and is comfortable is little challenge. An array of color options adds an extra bonus and the chance to reflect team pride. Like any athlete knows, reflecting dedication to your team in even the smallest ways is a big deal. Thanks to Under Armour even your mouth guard can show your pride and allegiance.
Mouth guards are critical safety equipment. Despite being small and easy to neglect, the protection they offer not only teeth, but the head and brain make them one of, if not the, most important protective gear for any sport. Thanks to Under Armour, wearing mouth guards is not only comfortable, but also even fun. Need a mouth guard? Contact Dr. John Carson, your Tucson Dentist today.