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Sports Mouth Guard

Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are different names for the same thing: a protective device worn over the teeth that protects the face, tongue and head from blows.

A sports mouth guard is an important piece of sports equipment for anyone involved in a sport that involves falls, physical contact or flying equipment. This includes soccer, football, basketball, baseball, field hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, mountain biking – any activity that could result in an injury to the mouth.

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What Is A Sports Mouth Guard

As the name implies, sports mouth guards are used frequently in high-risk, high-confrontation sports competitions, and it has been invented for more than 70 years. A sports mouthguard is a bodyguard for the teeth and mouth. The primary function of a sports mouthguard is to protect our teeth and lips and other soft tissues from injury in sports where impact may exist.

 

Why Should You Wear A Sports Mouth Guard

A mouthguard not only directly cushions the impact on the jaw and face from broken, misaligned, dislodged teeth and even fractures of the alveolar bone and jawbone, but also protects the soft tissues such as the lips and cheeks inside the mouth from scrapes and bites by sharp tooth tips in an isolated manner. In addition to basketball players, soccer players, and baseball players with mouth guards, you may ask why you sometimes see weightlifters wearing mouth guards as well? This brings us to another major function of a sports mouthguard – the protection of the TMJ. Weightlifting and powerlifting require instant force, and athletes generally clench their teeth when they exert force, which can cause wear and tear on the teeth when they clench their teeth for a long time. Mouth guards protect our joints by cushioning occlusal forces, i.e., absorbing impact and dispersing forces to prevent excessive pressure in the joint area. Because of these many functions, dentists and our experts recommend that a mouthguard be worn for all sports that have a chance of falls, bumps, accidental collisions, and forceful bites, except for sports that involve direct blows to the head.

 

How to Get A Sports Mouthguard

  1. Choose a custom-made sports mouth guard
    Ordered by a professional doctor to ensure that the retainer is accurate, wear stable, effective impact mitigation, minimize oral and facial injuries, but also the NBA stars and boxers favored choice.
  2. Choose heated, bite-sized sports mouth guards
    This type of mouthguard is pre-formed, softened by heating the mouthguard in water, and then we bite on the heated and softened mouthguard to make it fit our arch. This is currently the most common type, but we also need to participate in the production, there is a certain degree of technical difficulty Oh ~
  3. Choosing a general type
    This is a pre-shaped, non-personalized, ready-to-wear mouthguard. They usually do not fit well and are large, which may interfere with breathing and speaking, so fewer people are choosing them.