ABOUT MOUTH GUARD
Apart from sports, physical injury can happen while doing casual and non-competitive or intramural activities. A direct hit to your face with no guard in your mouth can fracture your teeth or even jaw, depending on the force of impact. A blow to lower jaw can bang your jaws together, not only exerting high amount of pressure on teeth, but it can also lead to fracture of jaw, injury to temporomandibular joint and can also result in concussion.
Approximately 50% of dental trauma in kids is due to sports injuries. If your ward is an orthodontic patient that means if he or she wear braces, the trauma can injure not only hard tissue, but soft tissue as well in the mouth.
WHAT IS A MOUTH GUARD
A device which is worn over teeth and gums during athletic and recreational activities to guard soft and hard tissues in mouth from any injury.
IDEAL FEATURES OF A MOUTH GUARD
- Easy to wear and remove
- Allows speaking
- Easy to breathe while wearing it
- Stays firmly in place
- High degree of comfort
- Durable and easy to clean
- Resilient, flexible, tear resistant and tough
- Odorless and tasteless
WHY PEOPLE DON’T WEAR MOUTH GUARDS?
- Not mandatory for athletes
- Not aware about the product
- Poor fit and uncomfortable
- Notion that it is not cool to wear mouthguards
- Parents not aware of potential serious dental injuries involved in their children’s sport
- Gender Bias- People think that females do not require because they are less aggressive, less at risk so less likely to wear a mouthguard.
- Impaired Speaking and breathing
- Forget to wear them or caring for them.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
These are shock absorbers which diffuses the force around the material of mouthguard rather than on the tissues of mouth. Due to this, it drastically reduces the chances of injury.