Whether the sport you play this spring and summer calls for running shoes or cleats, a bat or a racket, a hat or a helmet, there is one piece of equipment that all sports enthusiasts need to wear: a mouthguard. In fact, April is National Face Protection Month. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when dentists and emergency room doctors start to see an increase in patients with mouth and facial injuries. Many of these could be avoided by wearing a mouthguard. Connolly Family Dentistry is your “dentist near me” that is an exclusive provider of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™. Read on to learn more about the sport and health advantages of wearing a mouthguard, and why Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™ is preferable.
Mouthguard Facts and Figures
Much has been researched and published about mouthguards and facial injury. For example, an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain a tooth injury if he or she is not wearing a mouthguard. Even if we narrow the field down to only the sport of football, mouthguards prevent somewhere along the line of 200,000 high school and college injuries.
And when it comes to saving money, a mouthguard can pay off. If you or your child has a tooth knocked out during play or practice, the immediate dental costs will run around $5,000. If the tooth cannot be replanted, the cost for treatment over the course of a lifetime is approximately $15,000 to $20,000 per tooth.
The Advantages of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™
Any professionally crafted mouthguard is designed to protect your teeth. The difference between Under Armour Performance Mouthwear and all the rest is that this one provides outstanding protection and may even make you a better athlete. People have a tendency to clench their teeth when they are competing. This action triggers the release of stress hormones, which can decrease performance level. Furthermore, clenching reduces your ability to inhale deeply and deliver performance-enhancing oxygen to your muscles. The Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is designed to protect your teeth and create space to keep your airway open for more efficient and effective breathing. You will be stronger and faster wearing this particular mouthguard.
Mouthguards and Concussion
The most recent research now shows that wearing a mouthguard may not only protect your mouth, but your brain, too. Basically, a concussion is like a bruise on your brain. If you are hit or fall hard, a mouthguard acts like a shock absorber between your upper and lower jaws, preventing the shock from traveling to your skull and possibly causing concussion.
Contact Our Office Today
Don’t begin spring training withouy Under Armour Performance Mouthwear. Call your Sewell dentist at Connolly Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment for a custom fitting.