Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports. They typically cover the upper teeth and can help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
Mouth guards should be used by anyone — both children and adults — who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should have a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage.
Why Use a Mouth Guard When Playing Sports?
Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouth guard during sports is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss.
Under Armour® Performance Enhancing Sports Guard. The Under Armour® (UA) Performance Mouthguard offers superior protection in addition to performance benefits! Whether you perform in contact sports like football, hockey, and lacrosse… or compete in endurance-draining sports like running, soccer, baseball or golf… This sportsguard is for you!
Whether you’re in competition or just training, the UA Performance Mouthware helps your body perform better. The UA ArmourBite™ Technology prevents your teeth from clenching and pivots your jaw forward to relieve pressure on your TMJ (temperomandibular joint). As a result, your body produces less negative (performance-degrading) compounds like cortisol and lactate during your activity. The UA sportsguard has been shown to increase strength performance by 17%, reduce lactic acid build up by 25% , improve airway flow during exertion, speed up reaction time, and improve endurance for athletes under intense exercise.
The UA Performance Mouthwear is backed by multiple studies, peer-reviewed journals and many professional athletes, pro trainers, strength coaches and wellness experts. Contact us to learn more and find out which UnderArmour Mouthguard is right for you!
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ProForm™ Mouth Guards
ProForm guards are prescribed for both professional and amateur athletes because they offer the highest level of protection, retention, comfort and fit, without interfering with speech or breathing during play. ProForm has the advantage over boil-and-bite types of mouthguards because of their superior fit and retention. In addition, ProForm mouthguards are thin, comfortable, custom fitted and will retain their shape long after other mouthguards have worn out.
ProForm sports mouthguards reduce the incidence of tooth breakage by distributing the stress of impact to the entire length of the tooth. This feature is provided by a double layer of laminated sheet vinyl with a lingual plate imbedded behind the incisors. Tensile strength, softness, compression percentage and uniform density are all important characteristics of mouthguard materials. ProForm maintains these characteristics using a heat/pressure laminating process. Tensile strength of the laminate is excellent due to the laminate’s two layers of materials making up the mouthguard. Density is maintained at the pressure laminating process so shrinkage of the mouthguard is uniformly controlled.
- Increased oxygen intake for maximum performance and endurance
- Improved speech for clear communication on the field
- Natural comfort with a secure fit
- Provides maximum impact dispersion and protection against tooth damage
- Custom fit for any size mouth
- Numerous color options to meet your needs