Is your mouthguard reducing your risk against concussion? A study done in 2014 has proved the effectiveness of a custom fit mouthguard in protecting players against concussion.
This dentist even believes wearing a custom fitted guard is just as, if not more, important than wearing a helmet. Jackson Winters, DDS, a pediatric dentist who also served as a high school and collegiate football official for 28 years. "Consumers may believe that today's advanced helmet design provides sufficient protection, but our research indicates that, when compared to over-the-counter versions, a custom-made, properly fitted mouthguard also is essential to player safety."
The study that was performed showed that a player group wearing over the counter guards were 8.3% were at risk of concussion apposed to players wearing custom fitted guards, 3.6%.
The thickness of your guard can also play a factor in preventing head injuries. Mouthguards work to prevent head injuries by absorbing the shock of impact endured during play.
Whilst custom guards are often more expensive than over the counter the options there is definitely an extensive list of benefits to consider when purchasing your guard for the season. Check out our full range of affordable custom fit and Boil N Bites here. Protect yourself from head injury this season. Is it really worth the risk?