Antinomic terms? Maybe not. After treating athletes for quite a while, I realized a common trend: they take good care of their food intake, they spend lots of money on equipment, they take supplements etc… but they forget about one thing, their teeth!
We still often hold the belief that if there is no pain, then there is no need to go to the dentist! But having inflamed gums, decays, unbalanced bite, hopeless teeth, will affect your body as being an infected zone, and will release toxins in to your system. This is an evidence based fact.
Practicing sport is doing something positive for your body. So, to help reinforce this, being sure that your mouth and teeth are sound is important and a consultation will clear any doubts.
Once an assessment is done, we can discuss about your personal sport. In the United States alone, 5 million teeth are knocked out each year. Protecting your teeth whilst taking part in contact sports is fundamental. The appliance is called a sport guard. It will reduce the impact and avoid your teeth, gums and bone going in to trauma. While some “week end warriors” might think that getting injured is part of the game, I don’t think they realize the pain due to the accident, the cost involved and the responsibility that lands on the dentist to re-create what Mother Nature gave them!
Don’t play the tough guy, play the smart one!
Protecting your teeth and jaw is a key objective in many sports…but why not take this concept further if your jaw was the key to improve your athletic performance?
Mandkind knew something was working in the equation “jaw-stress-strength” for many centuries: Romans, Greeks and Vikings used to go to war biting on leather straps, injured soldiers during the Secession War used to bite on bullets during surgery, or women biting wooden sticks during labor…
They knew something was working, but only after 2 decades, serious research has come up with explanations. The body’s natural reaction to stress is clenching our teeth, like a caveman facing a wild creature. But this natural reaction occurs when you train or compete. It is part of the “fight or flight” wiring of our brain. Clenching your teeth compress your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), triggering your brain to release an excess amount of performance-sapping hormones (mainly cortisol) that produce stress, fatigue and distraction. So the more you are stressed, the more you clench and the more you produce stress hormones.
Performance mouthwear is engineered to block this human body’s instinctive reflex system. It pivots your jaw forward to relieve pressure on the TMJ and reduce the excess negative hormones…so your body can now unleash its full potential.
From golfing to rugby, pilates, or interval training at the gym…Armour bite will help you to be more relaxed whilst training, and thus enable you to train better.
Increased Strength Increased Endurance Speeds Up Reaction Time
Reduces Athletic Stress Reduces Impact