Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™
Whether you wear braces or not, protecting your smile while playing sports is essential. Injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received by athletes. If you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, or wrestling, it is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that you wear a mouthguard. A mouth protector can help cushion a blow to the face that otherwise might result in an injury to the mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw. It will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breathe.
Types of Mouthguards
There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable, and well fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly.
Pre-made mouthguards and boil-and-bite mouthguards can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, while custom-made mouthguards are specially designed by Dr. Deese to provide optimal protection against mouth injuries. If you wear braces or a retainer, it is imperative for you to wear a mouthguard during contact sports.
Dr. Deese offers custom Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™, the most advanced line of custom mouthguards and mouthpieces. Powered by premium Armourbite™ technology, Under Armour Mouthwear is designed to improve your overall health and prevent future dental issues, as well as improve your strength, endurance, and reaction time by reducing stress on your face and jaw.
Under Armour Mouthpieces offer superior protection and comfort, and are made from the highest quality materials. Custom fit to the shape of your smile, Under Armour Mouthpieces relieve pressure on the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and help protect your mouth and jaw from impact.
Here are a few simple ways to keep your mouthguard clean and working correctly:
- Gently scrub your mouthguard after each use with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Dry the mouthguard before storing it to prevent bacteria build up by leaving it on a flat and dry surface for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Do not place your mouthguard on a napkin or any kind of paper that may already contain dirt or bacteria.
- Do not leave your mouthguard in the sun or in hot water; it may melt or become deformed.
- Store your mouthguard in a protective case.
- Bring your mouthguard to each dental checkup at our Fairhope, AL dental office so Dr. Deese can check to make sure it’s still in good shape.