The Weekly Bite - Performance And Protection Spotlights

Pay For Play: Why Do Custom Mouthguards Cost More Than Other Choices?

Travis Armideo - Thursday, February 01, 2018

mouthguardsWhen it comes to purchasing athletic equipment, you want to spend your money wisely, especially when you have multiple pieces of gear you need to buy. But there is one area you certainly shouldn’t skimp on: facial protection.

Did you know that athletes have a 33-56% chance of receiving an orofacial injury -- an injury to the mouth or face -- during their playing career? And guess what: with lifelong maintenance, appointments and surgeries, a broken or damaged tooth has a lifetime cost of approximately $20,000. That’s just to replace one tooth! 
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Mouthguard Of The Future: Innovating Advanced Comfort And Protection

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, January 18, 2018

When it comes to mouthguards, mouth guardsathletes commonly have three complaints: 
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Custom Mouthguard: Make A New Year’s Resolution That You Can Actually Keep

Bobbie Quinn - Thursday, January 04, 2018

It’s a new year, and that’s means one thing: New Year’s resolutions!mouthguards

While most people choose to make ambitious life changes that they’re unlikely to keep for the new year, why not shoot for something a little more obtainable -- like a new mouthguard!  
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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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