The Science of Sports Safety
Even low-impact sports can include high-impact risks. Whether you’re a young athlete, a professional-level player or simply a weekend warrior, modern protection starts with the mouth.
Dental MattersFrom our teenage years on, we have just one set of teeth to last us a lifetime. Unfortunately, lost teeth are a far-too-common sports injury. That’s one of the reasons that the sports mouthguard is as essential as warming up and stretching. The American Dental Association reports that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard.* Not only does it protect the teeth by dissipating the force of direct contact, it also protects the tongue, lips and cheek lining.
*American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Play it Safe: Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field with Simple Sports Safety Precautions, April 2, 2012.
Custom FitWhen it comes to an optimal fit, close enough isn’t good enough. TekFit™ custom-fitted Sports Mouthguards deliver comfort and encourage consistent use. In short, they perform in the ways that matter most.
Head GamesThere’s a lot of talk about how high-impact sports may increase the result of head injuries. But even low impact sports such as cross-training, biking, running and skating present considerable risk. Doctors are all but unanimous in the belief that you’re better safe than sorry.
Once you’ve decided that a mouthguard is part of a common-sense approach to athletic risk management, the question becomes what choice is best for you.
Remember that there’s no such thing as
too much protection when it comes
to you or your children’s physical
health, and that custom
protection is always superior
to over-the-counter products.