Nicole Lane - Dec, 22 2022

Listen To Your Dentist

Here’s why over 160,000 dentists recommend wearing a mouthguard

If you play a sport that doesn’t involve getting tossed, tackled, checked, or slammed, then chances are that you probably don’t wear a mouthguard.

And we get where you might be coming from. “It’s not a contact sport, so the odds that I jack up my teeth must be pretty low, right?”

Well...our friends over at the American Dental Association tend to disagree. (They’re a group of roughly 160,000 dentists nationwide who are responsible for conducting research, advocating for new policies, and making clinical decisions in the dental field.)

So yeah...they’re probably worth listening to.

We all know the inherent injury risks posed by sports like boxing, football, and ice hockey. According to the ADA, dental injuries are also highly prevalent in limited-contact or non-contact sports like basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as high-velocity activities like gymnastics, skateboarding, and skiing.

Their recommendation to avoid dental injuries? Wear. Your. Mouthguard.

Here’s some homework they did to back it up.

  • Even in non-contact or limited contact sports, athletes who weren’t wearing mouthguards had more than twice the risk of dentofacial injury.
  • The prevalence of dental trauma among mouthguard users is roughly 7.5%, compared to 59.98% among non-users.
  • Mouthguard users are between 82% and 93% less likely to suffer dentofacial injuries.
  • Mouthguard non-users are estimated to have 25% higher risk of sustaining a concussion than mouthguard users.

The ADA also points out that in order for your mouthguard to be effective, you actually have to wear it. They recommend wearing a customized guard that’s molded to your teeth so that it fits comfortably and doesn’t cause any issues with breathing or communicating.

That’s where we come in. At TruFIT Customs we cut down on the bulk, dialed in the fit, and created a performance guard that athletes want to wear - no matter the sport.

Comparison of stock fit mouthguards vs TruFIT Custom-Fit Mouthguards

Designed for Comfort
The best guard is the one you forget you’re wearing. Maximum protection without consequences.

Breathe & Speak Freely
No more mute buttons or muzzles. Speak and breathe as if you are not wearing a guard at all.

Stays in Place
No more fighting to keep your guard in place. Just focus on the game.

Listen to your dentist, click here to get your TruFIT Custom mouthguard today!

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