More than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented annually in the U.S. by sports mouthguards.
Although this is an impressive statistic, it is estimated by the National Youth Sports Foundation that more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities every year. These oral traumas happen to children along with high school and collegiate athletes. In fact, dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in athletics.
Not All Mouth Guards Are Created Equal
Comparing dentist-fabricated, custom-made sports mouthguards to stock or boil-and-bite mouthguards reveals significant differences. Boil-and-bite mouthguards don’t fit as well. As a result, they are often uncomfortable and frequently interfere with the athlete’s ability to breathe and speak.
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential.
When choosing a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable, well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and doesn’t inhibit your breathing. PlaySafe mouthguards fit and protect better, providing you with a real competitive advantage.