5 reasons to wear a great mouthguard
Mouthguards by Patrick
5 REALLY GOOD REASONS TO WEAR A MOUTHGUARD
1. Cushions teeth against impact
Sports other than traditional contact sports can involve heavy knocks to the teeth and mouth. Wearing a mouthguard while playing any sport where there is a chance of being hit in the jaw or head will help prevent you from chipping, breaking or knocking out a tooth.
2. Protects against jaw joint injuries
Wearing a mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact or blow to the face which may otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.
3. Protects against soft tissue injuries
Cut, grazed or bruised lips, cheeks and gums are likely to occur as a result of direct impact to the mouth area. The reinforcement of a mouthguard can help minimise soft tissue injuries.
4. Helps prevent neck & jaw injuries
Any impact to the neck or jaw can result in serious injury. Wearing a mouthguard at the time of impact reduces the likelihood of jaw dislodgement or neck trauma.
5. May help reduce concussion
A head clash or trauma is not uncommon at both game time and in training. Make sure you have your mouthguard in at all times as it may help reduce the chance of concussion.