Mouthguards are essential for athletes, especially those involved in contact sports. Mouthguards help protect the teeth and tongue from injury, and can even prevent tooth loss.
A new generation of mouthguards provides even more advantages for the professional or amateur athlete. Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is one of these new types of mouthwear, which is becoming standard issue for many professional athletes.
These custom-made mouthguards not only provide protection, but also help keep the jaw in proper alignment. This helps athletic performance in several ways, including:
Keeps the air channel open for optimal breathing
Prevents teeth clenching or grinding
Keeps the temporomandibular joint properly aligned
Reduces stress in the mouth and jaw
Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is custom-made to fit your mouth exactly and to keep your jaw aligned. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and also analyzes your bite. This information is then used to create your one-of-a-kind mouthguard, constructed to fit your mouth and optimize your bite, TMJ alignment and breathing.
Maintaining this proper bite prevents stress in the mouth, which can lead to the production of stress hormones. By alleviating this stress, the mouthguard allows you to perform at your best. It also allows you to breathe freely and to play without fear of damaging your mouth and teeth during regular contact.
After about a year of use, your Under Armour Mouthwear should be evaluated for continued fit and usability to ensure you will continue to receive the benefits of the mouthguard in the new season of play.
For information about Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, please contact a Dallas area dentist who provides performance mouthwear for his patients.