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Vertical Force Protection: Dental Protection for Any Kind of Athlete

Night Guard Vertical Force Protection

Vertical Force Protection: Dental Protection for Any Kind of Athlete

Thinking outside the box, Damage Control wanted to develop a new kind of solution that was convenient and powerful, yet ergonomic in nature. The result was the VFP.

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Evolution of the Modern Mouth Guard

Evolution of the Modern Mouth Guard

The Invention of the Mouth Guard Cotton, tape, sponge, and wood were the first recordings of materials used for mouth protection.  In 1890 a London dentist by the name of Woolf Krause created the first device that most represented our modern day mouth guard. The material he had used was tree sap (gutta percha) which acts as a natural thermoplastic. Dr. Krause's son would improve upon his father's invention and use vella rubber to create his mouth guards. The demand for these devices came out of the sport of boxing as teeth would cause lacerations so bad that fights were stopped and called as...

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3D Printed Mouth Guard Manufacturing

3D Printed Mouth Guard Manufacturing

3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) has been around since 1987 when 3D Systems invented the first SLA 3D printer.  These machines took the same path as computers did, in that they were initially the size of refrigerators, they had many mechanical failures, and they were very expensive.  The machines initially sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and only big corporations had the deep pockets to purchase and tinker with them.  Now that there are more affordable options, like desktop printers, 3D printing has become a common place alternative in the manufacturing process.  Within 500 days the hearing aid industry switched over to 3D printing as...

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The Best Mouth Guard for the Serious Athlete.

The Best Mouth Guard for the Serious Athlete.

We are a dental laboratory that specializes in protective mouth guards for athletes of all sports.  Our target customer, since the start of our business, has been MMA athletes.  These are athletes that get kneed, elbowed, kicked and punched in the face-intentionally! Our current clients include notable UFC stars such as Jon Jones, Holly Holm, BJ Penn, and Cub Swanson-just to name a few.   Therefore, since the start of the company, we have had a huge responsibility to make the most protective mouth guards available to our customers.  This was a difficult task in starting Damage Control as there are no set...

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3D Scanning for 3D Printed Mouth Guard Manufacturing

3D printed mouth guards

3D Scanning for 3D Printed Mouth Guard Manufacturing

"3D printing has evolved beyond hobbyists making trinkets to practical applications used in the dental industry like manufacturing dental crowns, night guards, retainers and athletic mouth guards"

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