Football season has officially begun in Texas. Perhaps you have a child playing this most American of games. They’ve practiced hard and are ready to reach the end zone. You always make sure they wear their pads; it’s important that they don’t get hurt after all.
But how protected our their teeth? At Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX, we offer Under Armour Performance Mouthwear. Not only can these customized mouthguards keep your child’s teeth safe, they can also help them reach their full potential on the gridiron.
If that sounds like hyperbole, rest assured that it’s not. In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at the science behind Under Armour Performance Mouthwear and describe some of the benefits offered by this exciting technology.
How Does Under Armour Performance Mouthwear Work?
Whenever your child makes a tackle, or sprints through the line of scrimmage, their body undergoes some chemical process. Naturally, they produce cortisol by clenching their teeth. This action is brought on by their brain’s “flight or fight” reaction.
When they clench their jaw, it grinds away at their teeth. It also produces the stress hormone cortisol. They hormone can leave them feeling fatigued, and shows the recovery time of their muscles.
Under Armour Performance Mouthwear reduces their body’s production of cortisol by preventing them clenching their teeth. This leaves them with more energy and stronger muscles. All of this information has been backed up by an independent study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Unlike store-bought mouthguards, Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is custom-fitted to their mouth and teeth. This custom mouthguards provides amazing protection to their teeth and safely and comfortably prevents the clinching of teeth.
Are There Benefits to Wearing Under Armour Performance Mouthwear?
In a word, yes. These benefits range from increased endurance, to improved reaction times, to improved breathing. Sound too good to be true? Fortunately for your child, it’s not. These claims have all been backed up by independent studies and research performed at some of the United State’s leading universities.
A study at the Citadel showed that custom mouthwear improved endurance. Athletes lifted weights both with and without the mouthwear. When wearing the mouth wear they were able to perform more repetitions, and reported feeling less tired than before.
A study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association, showed that custom mouthwear increased the amount of oxygen the wearer in-took while breathing. It also reduced the amount of carbon dioxide they exhaled. This helps athletes perform harder for longer.
Another study in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry suggested an improved reaction time in athletes wearing custom mouthwear. In a series of trials, athletes wearing custom mouthguards responded more quickly to signal-calling and experienced improved hand-eye coordination.
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Are you ready to get your child ready for some football? Then don’t delay in making an appointment. You can click here to schedule an appointment at the Plano Smile Studio in Plano, TX. Together we can help your child reach the endzone!