Scientific research supports what coaches, professional athletes and the mothers of amateur athletes have said for years: mouth guards reduce injury
It’s probably no surprise to anyone that a protective guard in the mouth reduces incidents of broken teeth or injuries to the jaw, cheek, tongue or gums. Recent findings from the American Dental Association (ADA) indicate that using a quality mouth guard that is fitted well reduces overall risk for injury by as much as 160 – 190%.
What is interesting is that as more and more research is done, science shows that due to it’s proper fitting and optimal jaw placement the PowerPlus Mouthguard offers a significant decrease in the g-force that results from a blow to the head or body.
What Causes a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury that can result from a hard fall or sharp blow to the head. What happens is the brain, which is soft, moves within the skull or even hits against the bone hard enough to cause damage. The injury could bruise and tear the brain tissue and even damage nerve function. Concussions can be quite severe – even fatal – and are a particular hazard of athletes in contact sports or any pursuit with the potential for injury.
While many people associate concussions as an injury sustained by participants in contact sports like football, rugby or boxing they can also happen in martial arts, skating or even gymnastics.
Studies show a correlation between using the PowerPlus Mouthguard and minimizing the risk of concussion on the sports field.
Why would a mouth guard serve to mitigate the damage of such an injury? When an athlete wearing a PowerPlus Mouthguard sustains a hit to the head, the resulting G-forces are distributed and dissipated. G-force in this instance means a way to measure the impact of acceleration or gravity on the body.
When the G-forces are not concentrated, as they would be in a person not wearing a protective mouth device, the impact is not as severe or traumatic on the soft and hard tissues of the head. While more data is being gathered in this area of sports research, the evidence so far is very promising and dental and medical professionals widely advocate wearing a mouth guard to reduce risk of injury for contact sports. In fact the ADA recommends using a mouth guard to lower the risk of injury.
More studies are being conducted to determine exactly why this happens. There is a theory that the material the mouth guard is made from offers some cushioning effect and also some indications that it’s the precise positioning of the jaw that provides the additional protection to the head. Regardless, what we do know is that not all mouth guards are able to provide these impressive results.
What Causes a Concussion?
A dentist created the patent pending revolutionary design of the PowerPlus mouth guard. While less expensive than the custom fitted mouth guards that require visits to the dentist’s office, the PowerPlus mouth guard offers a custom fit that works in harmony with the anatomical position of each person’s jaw position.
Using a unique boil and swallow method to shape the mouth guard, a properly fitted PowerPlus mouth guard will have the jaw joint in the optimum – or PowerPlus – position. Mouth guard research shows this to be the best position for maximum strength, endurance, performance and protection.
You can rely on the PowerPlus mouth guard to protect you and enable you to perform at your optimal level.