The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Why Your Flag Football Player Needs a Mouthguard
Because flag football is technically a low- to no-contact sport, there’s not a lot of safety gear to wear. No shoulder pads, no helmet, and no thigh pads. It’s one of the reasons flag football is so popular with youth of all ages—the likelihood of injury is much lower than in traditional American football. However, the potential of injury is always there during any sport your athlete participates in, and this is true of flag football too. That’s why it’s important that your flag football player wear a quality mouthguard like the Game On flag football mouthguard.
Approximately 30 million children and teens participate in organized sports of all kinds each year in the U.S., and more than 3.5 million young athletes sustain injuries while playing. In fact, nearly one-third of all childhood injuries are incurred while participating in sports. Of course, the majority of injuries happen during high-contact sports like hockey, football, and lacrosse, but there are plenty of injuries to go around. And this includes dental injuries of all types.
Flag football players can get hit in the mouth with a stray elbow or knee and end up with a chipped or loose tooth or a tooth shoved up painfully into their gums. Any blow to the face can result in lacerations to the soft tissue in the mouth like the lips, cheeks, and gums.
This can be even more serious in players who wear traditional metal braces. In fact, not only can your athlete with braces sustain a painful, bloody injury if they’re not wearing a mouthguard, but their orthodontic equipment could be harmed. This could end up costing you a great deal in addition to feeling awful that your child is in pain that could have been prevented. With an especially serious injury, their orthodontic progress could be interrupted, and nobody wants that.
Thankfully, these potential injuries aren’t a reason to stop your child from playing the sport. Instead, you can help protect their teeth and mouth by making sure they wear the best mouthguard for flag football—the Game On mouthguard for flag football.
What is the best mouthguard for flag football?
Dental and sports experts agree that the best flag football mouthguard is one that can be customized to fit the player’s teeth. This is especially important for athletes with braces, yet it’s nearly impossible to find a well-fitting mouthguard for players who wear braces. The Game On flag football mouthguard is easily customized to your youth’s teeth whether they wear braces or not. And there’s no need for boiling and biting, which can be dangerous all on its own. It only takes a couple of minutes to fit the mouthguard to your youth’s teeth.
Another thing to consider when choosing a mouthguard for your youth player is the material that it’s made of. The Game On mouthguard is made with our patented VistaMaxx material. This material is tough and strong enough to help prevent the consequences of dental injuries while remaining soft and flexible enough to be comfortable to wear. Both of these qualities are important. Obviously, a mouthguard that didn’t protect your youth against dental injuries would be pointless, but so will a mouthguard that’s so uncomfortable your athlete won’t wear it. The Game On mouthguard has both of these essential qualities covered.
It's important that the mouthguard your athlete wears fits their mouth perfectly and that there are no pieces of uncomfortable plastic sticking out. That’s another benefit of Game On flag football mouthguards. They come in both regular and petite sizes so we’ll have one that will fit your child’s mouth. If the back of the mouthguard goes beyond their teeth, all you have to do is cut off the extra material. If the back doesn’t quite cover their back teeth, you can stretch it out a little bit so it provides full coverage.
You don’t often hear mouthguards and good style being discussed together, but teens and children do care about these things. That’s why the Game On mouthguard comes in a variety of colors. Whatever your athlete’s favorite color or team color is, we have a mouthguard to match it. It’s even possible to customize your youth’s mouthguard with their name, team name, number, or other word or short phrase. If the whole team wants superior protection, your team manager can purchase the Game On flag football mouthguard for the whole team at a discount. There’s really no downside to using the Game On mouthguard for flag football.
Where can I get the best mouthguard for flag football?
If you aren’t already convinced that Game On has the best mouthguard for flag football, don’t take our word for it. The American Dental Association accepted our sports mouthguard first. Order the best mouthguard for flag football today and see the Game On difference!