When we think of dangerous winter sports, the image of toothless hockey players may come to mind. But when it comes to winter sports in general, hockey isn’t the most dangerous at all. More injuries occur during skiing and snowboarding than hockey.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were over 220,000 people treated for injuries related to winter sports in 2017 alone – and more than 123,000 of those were related to skiing or snowboarding. However, whether you’re dodging elbows on the ice or flags on the slalom course, you need to stay protected.
Now, most skiers would never hit the slopes without goggles and proper bindings – and most hockey players would never hit the ice without face guards and skates – but too often, athletes don’t wear mouthguards. But for anyone who participates in these types of winter sports, a mouthguard is a must-have piece of protective gear.
How Do You Know Which Mouthguard Is Best for You?
When choosing a mouthguard, it’s best to make sure to get something protective, durable and comfortable. It doesn’t hurt to take the recommendation of dentists either – and when it comes to sports mouthguards, only Game On has earned the Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association. Here are a few reasons why:
Exclusive Vistamaxx™ Construction
Game On is the only mouthguard made from Vistamaxx – a state-of-the-art polymer that absorbs shock better than conventional EVA plastic; it’s also more flexible and not as bulky, so it’s comfortable to wear for extended periods – even in extreme cold.
Easy Fitting, No Boiling Required
Conventional EVA plastic boil-and-bite mouthguards are a hassle to fit. And because they harden faster, they make it more difficult to achieve a great fit. Game On, on the other hand, is ready to fit after just 30 seconds in the microwave. Game On Mouthguards can also be refit as many times as necessary – which is especially helpful if you wear braces.
Game On puts the safety of athletes first. If you don’t love your mouthguard for any reason, Game On will replace at no cost to you. It’s our way of ensuring the safety of everyone who chooses our product.
All in all, athletes who play winter sports should know the value of wearing a mouthguard. The ice can be unforgiving – and the snow isn’t as soft as it looks. If you’re a skier, snowboarder or hockey player, protect your game face with Game On.