Although mouthguards are effective and readily available, this form of protective equipment has been underutilized in many sports.
A convenience sample of boys' and girls' basketball and baseball/softball players at 21 high schools in the Greater Columbus, Ohio, metro area completed a self-administered survey.
The survey included a total of 1636 students (55.9 % male, 43.8 % female, 0.3 % unknown). Only 12.3 % reported using a mouthguard either every time or sometimes during practice or competition.
The primary reasons reported for not wearing mouthguards were they were not required to (65.3 %) and that the athletes could not breathe or talk while wearing one (61.5 %).
These reasons were consistent across sex and sport.
At PowerPlus, increasing this awareness is at the forefront of our mind
The main difference is our custom-made design DOES allow the athletes to breathe, giving them a distinct advantage.
The chance of a concussion whilst participating in sport also reduces to a significant 0.2%.
Getting the word out there that there is a mouthguard like this available for these athletes is critical and a task we are extremely passionate about.
Tag an athlete, parent, or coach today to help us raise awareness
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