The Weekly Bite - Performance And Protection Spotlights

Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About Mouthguards, But Were Afraid To Ask

Travis Armideo - Thursday, December 07, 2017

You’ve got mouthguard questions. We’ve got mouthguard answers:mouthguards 
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Breaking News: There’s A Mouthguard Your Athletes Will Actually Love!

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, November 16, 2017

mouth guardLet’s be honest, mouthguards aren’t typically an athlete’s favorite piece of athletic equipment.

You may notice that your players “forget” them in their locker or gym bag or they flat out just lose them altogether. More than any other piece of gear, mouthguards seem to be mistreated the most -- from being chewed up and spit out, to being dropped and left on a field, pitch, court or ice.

And with some of the mouthguard options available, who could blame them! Athletes complain that they have trouble talking, breathing or drinking while wearing one, but not all mouthguards are created equally.  
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Mouthguards: Do You Know The Difference Between Your Choices?

Travis Armideo - Thursday, November 02, 2017

choicesWith so much to think about preparing for a game, the last thing on your mind is your protective gear -- especially a piece of equipment as seemingly insignificant as a mouthguard.

Sure, there are plenty of mouthguard options, but they’re all basically the same, right? The $15 one can’t be that much different from the $55 version.

Wrong.

Mouthguards, much like the mouths they protect, are not created equally. What makes one mouthguard better than another? We’re here to help: 
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Mouthguard Buyer’s Guide: How To Choose The Mouthguard That’s Right For You

Bobbie Quinn - Wednesday, October 04, 2017

When it comes to purchasing a mouthguard, there are many different options -- from types and styles to the design, material and special features. mouthguards

For a small piece of equipment, mouthguard choices have become very complicated. But that’s simply because mouthguards are an essential component of player protection. While the options and choices may seem overwhelming, we’re here to help. 
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How Do Coaches And Athletic Trainers Benefit From Custom Mouthguards?

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, September 21, 2017

custom mouth guardWhen it comes to mouthguards, there’s no doubt that a properly fitting, custom mouthguard benefits your athletes. But did you know that those custom mouthguards provide you and your team advantages too?

It’s true! Here are four ways you benefit from giving your players custom mouthguards: 
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It’s Not Just Logos: What Makes A Custom Mouthguard “Custom”

Travis Armideo - Thursday, September 07, 2017

custom mouth guardIn a world of infinite options and choices for nearly everything that you own, it would be easy to assume that the “custom” part of a custom mouthguard refers to the personalized logos, colors and text you’re able to add to your mouthguard.

While full personalization makes your mouthguard a valuable and unique piece of gear, it’s actually the cut, design and production of your mouthguard that makes it custom. That’s because each mouthguard must be designed for your individual mouth structure in order to be effectively protective and comfortable. For more on mouthguard effectiveness see the National Athletic Trainers' Association recommendations
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Protective Equipment: How Long Should Your Mouthguard Last?

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Like all athletic equipment, mouthguards take some wear and tear over the course of a long season. And because the mouth is an especially harsh environment, your mouthguard may take even more of a beating than things like shoulder pads or your helmet.mouth guards

The question is, how long does your mouthguard last? Should you replace it each year like some of your other gear?  
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Protect Your Protection: How To Properly Clean Your Mouthguard

Travis Armideo - Thursday, July 06, 2017

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but your mouthguard gets fairly dirty. After all, it does mostly reside in your mouth -- and we know that isn’t the cleanest environment.mouth guard

Your mouthguard is a great place for any food or bacteria stuck in your teeth to end up. And that may be detrimental to your mouthguard and your health. 
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Are You Using Approved Protection? Make Sure You Read This!

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, June 15, 2017

FACT: mouth guardThe American Dental Association and the Academy for Sports Dentistry recommend a professionally made, properly fitted custom mouthguard for all contact and collision sports.

FACT: The Academy for Sports Dentistry states a custom mouthguard is 1000% more protective than any other type of mouthguard.

FACT: The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently released a new position statement on dental injuries, including recommendations for both mouthguard effectiveness and mouthguard care encouraging athletes to wear “properly fitted mouthguards during sports activities.” 

Is your player’s protection recommended by national associations and governing bodies? Here’s what you absolutely need to know about mouthguard recommendations:  
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When It Comes To The Best Braces Mouthguard, There’s Really Only One Option

Travis Armideo - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Braces mouthguardYour braces are an expensive and important long-term investment; and that means you need to keep them safe, especially while playing sports.  
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