Don't be a dental cripple. With years of practice in sports dentistry, Dr. James A. Morgan has treated a vast amount of injuries resulting from not wearing a mouthguard and from not wearing a properly fitted mouthguard. Dr. Morgan tells of a baseball player at practice who picked up a bat in the on-deck circle without noticing that another player was already there practicing his swing. The resulting injuries were: two lost teeth, bone destruction, and multiple laceration of the soft tissue. Months of dental visits, much pain and suffering, and a dental bill of over $7,000 followed. The player is now a dental cripple with a lifetime of dental costs and pain ahead.
He also tells of a basketball player who sustained injury from a blow to the mouth from another player's elbow. Fracture of the bone surrounding the upper four front teeth required resetting and fixing the bone fragment as well as root canal therapy and crowns on all four front teeth. This injury cost over $8,000. He, too, will be a dental cripple for the rest of his life. A Protec mouthguard would have significantly reduced these injuries.
A wide range of protection. The Academy of Sports Dentistry lists some 40 sports in which participants would benefit from mouth protection.2
Mouth injuries are not limited to just the teeth. The tongue, lips and cheeks can be lacerated by the sharp edges of teeth. Shock to your teeth can be transmitted to bones in the head which can result in mild to serious concussion. A blow to the chin can transmit shocks to the temporal bone which houses nerve trunks, blood supply to the brain, as well as auditory and balance mechanisms. A well-designed mouthguard can lessen the chances of jaw fractures by absorbing the energy of a traumatic blow to the chin.3 The proper kind of mouthguard can protect a lot more than just your teeth.
A classic study in 1964 recognized that head and neck injuries, as well as dental/facial injuries, were dramatically reduced by the use of mouthguards.4
In football, where mouth protection is mandatory, only .07% of all injuries involved teeth or the oral cavity. However, in basketball, where mouth protection is NOT mandatory, a huge 34% of injuries are to the teeth and mouth.5 The relationship of injuries to the use of mouthguards has also been observed in any active sport where there is the possibility of contact with another player, game equipment, the floor, or the ground. Athletes who are concerned for their own safety should wear this device.
A Protec mouthguard is pressure-laminated with up to three layers of tough, energy-absorbing EVA material which is formed over an exact impression your dentist makes of your teeth. It is compact in size and comfortable to wear.
Protec, the thoroughly modern mouthguard. A custom-fitted, multi-laminated Protec mouthguard blows away everything that has come before and is very affordable. A custom-fabricated Protec mouthguard is comfortable to wear and is less bulky. Protec won't come out or dislodge accidentally like the stock or boil-and-bite types. Because it is custom-fitted to an impression of your teeth, a Protec mouthguard will stay in place until you decide to remove it. You can speak and breathe normally while wearing it. Just place it and forget it. Save your mental and physical energies for the game. Protec will give you peace of mind and confidence to perform better.
When compared to the cost of restoration of just one tooth, the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard becomes very inexpensive.
Just the right mouthguard for your level of risk
Four levels of comfortable protection are custom-tailored for a wide range of activities.
Class 1 - for limited contact. Designed for the junior athlete as well as athletes participating in acrobatics, aerobic dancing, bicycling, diving, gymnastics, skiing, and water polo.
Class 2 - for moderate contact. Custom fabricated for participants in fencing, field events, racquetball, horseback riding, skiing, and surfing.
Class 3 - for high contact or impact. Specially designed for participants in football, equestrian sports, moto
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