There are many features that will distinguish the Denta-Gard® from other mouth guards. When choosing boxing equipment, an effective boxing mouth guard is a key element and most would say it is a critical component of the selection process.
Choosing the best boxing equipment mouth guard can be confusing. With the following information, our goal is to clarify differences between boxing mouth guards so you can make an informed choice on this important oral protective appliance.
The Denta-Gard has these outstanding features for boxing equipment:
Worn over dental braces - Does not counteract an orthodontist's precisely planned movement. Therefore, preserving corrections and adjustments your orthodontist has scheduled.
Concussion reduction - This is an important, but controversial subject. There are no clinical trials to support the statement that a mouth guard will protect against concussions. One theory is that a mouth guard should dissipate and/or absorb the force of an upward blow to the jaw. It should be approximately 4mm in thickness on the occlusal surface. Denta-Gard® has these properties. In addition, cushioning between upper and lower teeth can be effective at reducing the incidence or severity of concussions. Denta-Gard® provides that level of cushion protection.
Protects both upper and lower teeth - Why wear a mouth guard that only protects half of your teeth? The unique design protects both upper and lower teeth at the same time.
Allows open mouth breathing - The natural spring hinge allows open mouth breathing and understandable speech.
Comfortable to wear - Soft and pliable, yet strong and tough. Comfortable to wear. Athletes tend to wear it more consistently than other boxing mouth guards.
Virtually indestructible -Athletes tend to chew down the ends of common plastic mouth guards. As a result, coaches and trainers are unable to determine if the guard is offering protection. Virtually impossible to chew through. Therefore they do not even try to chew it.
Latex and BPA free
Made in the USA - With FDA approved materials.
In conclusion, the Denta-Gard does not fall into the standard three mouth guard category types listed below.
Stock mouth guards: Inexpensive and usually purchased at sporting good stores. In most cases you can not wear this mouth guard with braces. They only cover the upper teeth and are usually bulky and make breathing difficult. They provide very little to no protection. Therefore, dentists typically do not recommend their use.
Boil and bite mouth guard: Inexpensive at most sporting goods stores. Made of thermoplastic material that you place in boiling water, then shape around teeth with your fingers. In most cases can not be worn with braces. Covers the upper teeth only and is usually bulky and uncomfortable. kids tend to chew the ends down which eliminates any cushioning benefit.
Custom fit mouth guard: Typically cost $300.00 and up, expensive and purchased from your Dentist. Consequently, in order to protect both upper and lower teeth you will need to purchase two custom fit guards.