When engaging in a competitive physical activity, your priority should be your protection. One of the most important areas to protect is your mouth, especially in team and contact sports where blows to the face are common and non-forgiving.
In contact sports, mouth guards have an important role in terms of protecting the athlete. Besides there most obvious benefits of protecting your teeth, gums and jaw, they also reduce the risk of brain injuries. However, for optimal functionality, the guards should be properly maintained.
Speechis the process of addressing and interacting with an audience to deliver some message. Much like most aspects in life, being able to communicate your thoughts in sports is something successful athletes must master.
You may wonder why so many athletes of all levels wear mouthguards? In fact, there's an important statistic from the American Dental Association stating that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented each year by their use.
Athletes are hard on their equipment and after several hours a day, it doesn't take long before they start to loose their performance and protective qualities. Nothing lasts forever and when it comes to mouth guards, they eventually will need replacing due to deformed and worn down material. However, how do you know when to replace it?
While contact sports like boxing are hish risk sports for the mouth, any athlete participating in organized or other recreational sports may experience a dental injury and should protect their teeth as well.
Like all protective equipment, mouth guards wear down over the course of the season. In fact, since mouth guards are subject to the mouths harsh environment, they go through quite a beating and must be changed more frequently than other equipment.