Sports mouthguards

Dental guards (graves) are used not only in boxing, MMA or other martial arts, but also in many other sports such as basketball, football, hockey and more. One of the main purposes of dental graves is to protect the teeth from knocking out, the lips from being pierced, the gums and jaw from being struck. Dental guards absorb shock well. Studies have shown that a grave can reduce the impact force by as much as 40%! Dental guards also help to properly squeeze and position the jaw in the correct position. Irregular position of the jaw affects the athlete's endurance, reaction and impact strength.

Questions and Answers

What is the importance of wearing a sports mouthguard?

Wearing a sports mouthguard can help protect the teeth, lips, tongue and jaw from injury during sports activities. It can also reduce the risk of concussion and facial injuries. Furthermore, it helps maintain the stability of teeth and prevent them from shifting or becoming damaged.

What are the benefits of using a sports mouthguard?

The benefits of using a sports mouthguard are that it can protect the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth and jaw, reduce the impacts of contact sports, and prevent concussions and other traumatic injuries to the face, head, and neck. It can also reduce clenching and grinding of the teeth and help with sleep apnea and snoring. Additionally, it can be customized to fit comfortably and provide an additional barrier between the airway and contact.

How to properly fit and care for a sports mouthguard?

To properly fit and care for a sports mouthguard, begin by having your dentist make a customized mouthguard specifically for you. Make sure it fits snugly around your teeth and gums. Clean your sports mouthguard after every use with soap and warm water. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Avoid using disinfectants or hot water as this can damage the material. Store your mouthguard in a rigid, airtight case when not in use to protect it from dirt, bacteria and other contaminants. Replace your sports mouthguard every three to six months, or if it becomes excessively worn or discolored.

Which materials are suitable for sports mouthguards?

A suitable material for a sports mouthguard is ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). EVA is a rubber-like material that is soft, flexible, and comfortable to wear. It is also shock-absorbent and able to stand up to extreme temperatures. EVA is also non-allergenic and free from phthalates, making it an ideal material for sports mouthguards.

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