Any child or adult who is involved in organized athletics and recreational activities should wear a mouthgard. In general, you should wear a mouthguard anytime you have a chance of making contact with other participants or hard surfaces. These activities include, but are not limited to: hockey, football, gymnastics, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, and wrestling. A properly fitted and protective mouthguard is an important equipment investment, especially when considering the cost of dental work for damaged teeth! With a lifetime of care, repair of damage can cost thousands of dollars per tooth. Repaired teeth can also develop other dental problems, such as periodontal disease.
Did you know that clenching your teeth can actually degrade your athletic performance? It’s true. When you clench your teeth, performance-sapping hormones, such as cortisol, are released. You also reduce the amount of air that can pass through your throat. This causes a buildup of lactic acid — the same acids that lead to muscle soreness and weakness. Even those that participate in non-contact sports can experience accelerated performance with these advanced mouth guards.
Not only does ArmourBite® protect your teeth from injury, but the power wedge design can actually boost your performance in the areas of: