When you play sports, you wear equipment designed to keep your body safe. But what about your mouth? Under Armour mouthguards, available from your NYC dentist , can help keep your teeth, mouth, and jaw safe from harm while you play.
What Is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a piece of protective equipment like any other—it is designed to keep you safe and injury-free when you participate in sports or other physical activities. Under Armour mouthguards are custom-made for your mouth by your dentist to fit over your teeth perfectly.
What Are the Benefits of a Mouthguard?
Mouthguards protect your teeth , tongue, and jaw by providing cushioning during activities such as sports or exercise. Your mouthguard fits over your teeth and acts as a shock absorber for your jaw and temporomandibular joints, which can take a beating during sports. Mouthguards protect against direct impacts to the face, as well as impacts that travel through your body, such as the force with which your feet hit the ground when running or the force transferred by a baseball bat to your arms when you hit a ball. Think of how many times you clench your teeth when you play a sport—then think of how much benefit a mouthguard can provide!
Which Athletes Should Wear Mouthguards?
While many people assume that only athletes who play contact sports, such as hockey or football, should wear dentist-fitted mouthguards, the truth is that every athlete should consider the benefits of a mouthguard. Runners’ jaws experience every impact of their feet on the ground, and golfers’ jaws feel the impact of every swing that makes contact with the ball. Your dentist may provide you with a different type of mouthguard for the different sports you play.
Protect your teeth and jaw whenever you play sports with an Under Armour mouthguard custom-fit by the best dentists in New York. At Park 56 Dental , we are dedicated to healthy, safe smiles for life. Find out more on our website or by calling (212) 826-2322.