Mouth guards are not just for football, hockey and boxing anymore. Coaches are demanding mouth guards be worn for volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, roller derby, gymnastics, lacrosse, weightlifting and wrestling. They have good reasons.
– One third of all dental injuries are sports related according to the American Dental Association
-Tooth loss, tooth and bone (jaw) fracture are common occurrences for athletes not wearing Sports Mouth Guards.
-Soft tissue injuries from the teeth often occur when not wearing Guards.
-Concussion causing forces may be more evenly dispersed or buffered by Guards.
-Studies indicate athletes wearing guards demonstrate enhanced performance.