WHY KLENCH KUSTOM MOUTHGUARDS
YOU ONLY GET ONE SET OF TEETH!
According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouth guard! More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year resulting in nearly $500 million spent on replacing these teeth each year. 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports related!
We use only the best Polyshok and Proform materials combined with Thermoforming Technology to create the perfect fit, comfort and most of all protection.
Properly diagnosed, designed, and properly fitted fabricated mouthguards are
essential in the prevention of athletic oral/facial injuries and secondary trauma.
In a 1995 study, it was found there was a high incidence of injuries in sports
other than football, in both male and female sporting activities. In football
where mouthguards are worn, .07% of the injuries were orofacial. In basketball
where mouthguards are not routinely worn, 34% of the injuries were orofacial.
The various injuries ranged from simple contusions and lacerations, avulsions
(teeth knocked out), concussions and broken jaws.
Most often, the most common type of head injury is dental in nature. Losing a
tooth can be an expensive situation. with costs ranging from $1,000 to $15,000
per tooth in lifetime dental costs. The American Dental Association estimates
that mouthguards do prevent over 200,000 injuries each year in high school
and collegiate football alone.
The term "mouthguard" is a rather generic term today, there are many different
products that go by the same name. The "over the counter" ones that everyone
is familiar with to very properly fitted custom mouthguards delivered by a
dental professional Almost all mouthguards worn today are from the variety
that can be purchased "over the counter", only 10% are custom made by a
dental professional for the athlete.
If a mouthguard is to be made correctly, it must fulfill several different objectives & goals.
A Mouthguard criteria list includes but is not limited to:
- Fit well and cover all THE teeth
- Be protective of the teeth
- Resistant to tearing or shredding
- Least bulky possible while still providing protection
- Comfortable to wear and for breathing
- Adequate thickness to prevent concussions
- Allow speaking with minimal interferences
- Should be overseen by a Dental professional
Summary of Important Mouthgard Facts
The Nevada State Athletic Commission requires every athlete who is competing
in the State of Nevada to have 2 properly fitted mouthguards.
It is recommended that every athlete have a minimum of one dental exam per
year to make sure there are no oral health problems and should have
those problems corrected prior to fighting and getting
a properly fitted mouthguard.
- Every athlete should highly consider having a properly fitted mouthguard done by a dental professional. You only get one set of teeth and need to protect them.
- Each month the athlete should inspect their mouthguard to make sure it fits properly, has no holes, tears and covers all of the teeth with a minimum of 1-1.5 mm of material. The thicker the material the more protection one receives.
- Mouthguards should be worn at ALL times, during practice as well as during bouts.
Remember…..an accident can happen at any time.