Under Armour Mouthguards
For certain sports, you already know an athletic mouthguard is essential before you even start playing. These are typically contact sports, like football, hockey, and boxing. But what you may not know is that the ADA recommends wearing an athletic mouthguard for most non-contact sports and activities, too, including:
- Track and field
Moreover, studies have shown that 13 to 39 percent of dental injuries are sports related and as many as many as 40 percent of all sports injuries involve the face. But with a mouthguard, you can look forward to extra protection for your smile, your tongue, and even your brain, as new research indicates that mouthguards can reduce the severity of concussions. That’s why Watters Creak Dental Associates is an authorized Under Armour mouthguard provider.
You can pick up a ready-made or mouth-formed mouthguard from almost any sporting goods store, but these often don’t fit well and can make breathing or speaking difficult. The unique design of a custom made mouthguard from Under Armour, on the other hand, is intended to enhance performance, strength, and endurance by keeping airways clear and preventing teeth clenching, which triggers cortisol release. Cortisol release causes your body to feel stressed, so the less that happens while you’re on the field or soaring down a ski slope, the more alert you’ll feel and the faster your reaction time will be.
To get your custom made Under Armour mouthguard, Dr. Weyandt will simply take an impression of your teeth and send it to the Under Armour lab. From there, a customized mouthpiece will be made and shipped back to our office, ready for you to pick up and wear the next time you’re chasing your adrenaline rush.