ArmourBite® Mouthguard Offers Athletes Safety and Protection
Whether you are a competitive or recreational athlete, a mouthguard should be an essential part of your protective wear. The Under Armour ArmourBite® mouthguard is recommended by Statesboro, GA, dentist Jason McGibony, who provides custom mouthguards for safety and protection. Dr. McGibony practices sports dentistry in addition to providing general dentistry services. He can create custom mouthguards for children and adults who participate in a wide range of sports. To schedule your consultation, contact us today.
Why Wear a Mouthguard?
The most important reason to wear a mouthguard is for your safety and to protect your teeth from harm. Teeth are particularly vulnerable to injury in any contact sport, including football, hockey, wrestling, and soccer. Without protection, being struck in the mouth can severely damage teeth, and can even cause trauma to the jaw bone, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Compared to other mouthguards, the UA ArmourBite® offers a comfortable, precise fit, as well as superior impact protection.
Many participants of non-contact sports, such as skateboarders and racquetball players, feel safer wearing a protective mouth piece. Children and teens are strongly advised to wear protective devices when participating in various activities. The American Dental Association recommends wearing a mouthguard for numerous sports, including basketball, baseball, skating, and weightlifting.
Young athletes are more likely to sustain damage to teeth when not wearing a mouthguard. Teeth can be chipped or broken, or the root can sustain a fracture. A violent blow can knock teeth out of the mouth completely, or shift them from their proper position. These emergencies will require a rush to the dentist for immediate care.
In addition to protection, studies have shown that the UA ArmourBite® mouthguard can provide enhanced athletic performance. Athletes who wear the guard have been found that it makes breathing easier, increasing strength, speed, and endurance.
About UA ArmourBite®
The Under Armour (UA) mouthguard is made with patented Power Wedges™ that prevent unhealthy clenching of the jaw. When athletes compete or train hard, it is natural to clench the teeth, but this habit can have negative effects. In addition to harming enamel and putting pressure on joints, clenching your teeth restricts the airway. The ArmourBite® is uniquely shaped, and its wedges help maintain optimal spacing, which can improve breathing and enhance athletic performance.
Compared to other mouthguards, the UA ArmourBite® offers a comfortable, precise fit, as well as superior impact protection. Taking accurate measurements, Dr. McGibony can provide patients with a customized ArmourBite® guard, ideal for comfort and clear speech.
The ArmourBite® mouthguard is made of an anti-microbial material to inhibit germs. Patients can choose from many colors, or personalize their mouthguard at no additional charge. A child’s mouthguard can include his or her name and phone number to make it easily identifiable in a group, or in case it is ever misplaced.
Contact Us Today
We welcome new patients for sports dentistry, as well as general dental care and treatment. To learn more about the UA ArmourBite® mouthguard, schedule your appointment today.