The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Potential for Injuries During Sports
One of the most exciting things kids can do as they grow up is to participate in sports. Sports can teach children how to be a team player, how to push themselves to do their best, and to have patience as they increase their skills over time. But sports do come with some risks. That’s why it’s important for you, as a parent, to make sure your young athlete wears the right protective gear, including a Game On dental sports mouthguard.
More than 775,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports-related injuries. Many of those injuries are a result of being struck by an object such as a ball or a puck, or by somebody else’s elbow, knee, or head. The highest rate of sports injuries occur during sports that involve high contact like football, rugby, lacrosse, and other such sports. You may be surprised to know that most organized sports-related injuries (62 percent!) occur during practice. Even if your youth’s sports program requires them to wear a mouthguard during games, they might not require it during practice, so it’s up to you to make sure your athlete wears their Game On sports mouthguard during practices as well as games.
Why does my athlete need a dental sports mouthguard?
Whether your youth is taking part in a team sport like football, basketball, or soccer, or they’re doing individual sports like inline skating, skateboarding, or snowboarding, they need to wear a mouthguard to prevent serious dental injuries. It seems most obvious in contact sports like wrestling and ice hockey, where the chances are pretty good that they will get hit in the face at some point. But did you know that individual sports like skiing or roller skating can involve dental injuries as well?
More than 47,000 children a year are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for inline and roller skating-related injuries, many of which are dental in nature. As skaters move very fast during these activities, they can easily fall down and hit their face on the cement. That can be detrimental to their dental health, especially if they have braces. By wearing a high-quality sports mouthguard, they can mitigate the consequences of such accidents. The Game On sports mouthguard covers their teeth, either upper or lower, and helps to prevent injuries — not only to your youth’s teeth, but to their cheeks, lips, tongue, and gums too.
It can be hard to find a good sports mouthguard for braces, so Game On specifically designed our mouthguards to work well for athletes with or without braces. Special fitting instructions are included with each mouthguard for youth with and without braces, so your player can avoid lacerations and damaged orthodontic gear. Not only can these types of injuries be painful, but they can also be expensive or set your youth’s orthodontic progress back. When you consider what mouthguard to obtain for your young athlete, know that Game On has the best sports mouthguard on the market.
What is the best dental sports mouthguard?
Dental and sports experts agree that the best sports mouthguard must be able to be custom-fit to your athlete’s teeth. This helps to keep it in place during play and makes it much more comfortable to wear. The Game On sports mouthguard is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is tough enough to provide premium protection to your player’s teeth. At the same time, it’s supple enough to allow them to speak clearly, breathe easily, and even take hydration during their games or practices. This helps your youth keep their mouthguard in for the entire time they’re playing, which is essential—an unworn mouthguard doesn’t provide any protection at all.
Another benefit of Game On sports mouthguards that your athlete might appreciate is that they are customizable. First, you can order them in a variety of colors, so whatever your youth’s team colors are, they’ll be able to find a mouthguard to match. In fact, we offer bulk discounts, so if a whole team wants to order Game On sports mouthguards to match, they can do so at a great price. Your youth can also have their name, number, or team name printed on their Game On sports mouthguard.
Where can I get a Game On sports mouthguard for my child?
The Game On sports mouthguard is great for your young athlete’s comfort and style. Because it can be molded to their teeth and remolded as necessary, it’s an affordable as well as an effective sports mouthguard. It’s the first sports mouthguard accepted by the American Dental Association and it’s free of PVC, BPA, phthalates, and latex. It’s easy to clean and maintain and designed to last. Order the best dental sports mouthguard on the market online today and protect your athlete no matter what sports activities they are involved in.