The first mouthguards were used in boxing to protect against dental injuries.
1890s - Boxers started using materials - such as cotton and tape - to prevent damage to teeth during a fight
1948 - A dentist in California named Dr. Rodney Lilyquist created the first mouth guard out of a clear acrylic resin that was custom molded and fit over our teeth. American Dental Association (ADA) published his process in its journal so other dental professionals would know how he created these custom-fitted mouth guards.
1950s - The American Dental Association (ADA) started doing research into the benefits of wearing mouth guards during contact sports. Their advice proved solid and the rates of dental injuries among American athletes dropped by a significant amount, prompting more sports to make wearing a mouthguard mandatory. Athletes playing basketball and football routinely started to wear mouthguards.
Fast forward 70 years...
2020's - Today, the ADA suggests that athletes in contact AND non-contact sports use mouthguards to reduce the risk of facial and dental injuries. The ADA also specifically suggests that mouth guards be worn for anyone engaged in these 29 sports: acrobatics, basketball, bicycling, boxing, equestrian (horseback riding), football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, inline skating, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, shot put, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, softball, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.
The Future - Traditional mouth guards do not protect us against g-forces from impact. Using modern technology, the PowerPlus Mouthguard is a medically patented mouthguard designed to reduce the G-Forces from impact. The PowerPlus Mouthguard reduces G-Forces from impact by helping the athlete maintain Physiologic Jaw Alignment, which also increases strength and performance.
PowerPlus is unlike any other custom-fit mouthguard on the market.
Its unique boil and swallow method of fitting to the bottom row of your teeth (opposed to common mouth guards that are worn on the top), places the athlete’s jaw in the PowerPlus position. This position is an extremely important advancement in protective sports gear because the jaw in the optimal position offers the best protection from injury as well as additional strength, endurance and speed.
Players who switch to the PowerPlus Mouthguard immediately notice what studies have proved: The PowerPlus Mouthguard enhances athletic performance.
Athletes are also able to talk and breathe freely while wearing the mouthguard. If they are knocked to the ground the dangerous G-Forces that contribute to concussion are redistributed and of course, they have the same dental protection that is provided by common mouth guards
Want to naturally and instantly enhance your strength, balance and agility in sport? Try a custom-fitted PowerPlus Mouthguard for maximum safety, comfort and improved performance.