In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked over some basic themes on why wearing a mouthguard during practice within many sports and athletic pursuits is very important. While practice may indeed be lower-tempo and less risky than game action, there are still risks present in many situations, and there are also some other factors to consider here as well.
At Damage Control Mouthguards, we're happy to offer a wide range of custom fit mouthguards for athletes across many sports, and we encourage proper mouthguard use in practice as well as all game action. What are some of the other reasons for this? Here's a basic primer.
Reducing Stress or Concern
When some athletes are in atmospheres where mouthguards aren't being worn, they may start to feel a bit more anxious or stressed. After all, if other athletes aren't feeling the need to protect their teeth, gums and mouths, why should they? This can of course lead to less focus on the task at hand and poorer performance overall.
Even if an athlete isn't hit in the mouth during practice without a mouthguard, the simple fact that they're more worried about it can still lead to poorer performance. Wearing a mouthguard can help alleviate this concern and allow athletes to focus on what they need to do.
Mouthguards as a Reminder
In some cases, athletes may simply need a reminder to be more careful with their mouths during practice. This is especially true in cases where athletes are more prone to forget about their mouthguards or neglect to put them in properly.
Wearing a mouthguard during practice can help create good habits and ensure that athletes are always taking the proper precautions with their mouths, teeth and gums both on and off the field.
Of course, not all mouthguards are created equal. At Damage Control Mouthguards, we specialize in custom fit mouthguards that are comfortable and offer the best possible protection for athletes. We also have a wide range of designs, colors and customization options to choose from, so athletes can find the perfect mouthguard for them.
Practicing in Style
Finally, whether you're part of a team or working out on your own, it's always important to look and feel your best while you're practicing. Wearing a custom fit mouthguard from Damage Control Mouthguards can help you do just that. With our wide range of designs, colors and customization options, you can find the perfect mouthguard to match your style and personality.
For members of a basketball team, for instance, you could all get mouthguards in your team's colors. Or, if you're an individual athlete, you could choose a design or color that matches your uniform or gear. There are endless possibilities, and our team can help you find the perfect mouthguard for you.
For more on this, or to learn about any of our custom mouthguards and other quality services, speak to the team at Damage Control Mouthguards today.