Bristol dental clinic CK Dental is pleased to announce that we now offer Under Armour Performance Mouthwear – mouthguards custom fit by the dentist, which are designed to maximise your sporting performance whilst also protecting your jaw.
How does it work?
The Under Armour mouthguards use patented ‘Power Wedges’, positioned between the molars, to stop you clenching your jaw – a natural reaction when playing sport.
What’s wrong with clenching your jaw?
Dentists see hundreds of patients who have problems related to bruxism (that’s tooth grinding or jaw clenching). These can range from headaches and aching jaws to cracked teeth and receding gums.
One more serious issue is neuromuscular imbalance, which can cause back pain, scoliosis and tinnitus, as well as many other issues. Under Armour Performance Mouthwear has been proven to help reduce the symptoms of neuromuscular imbalance.
What are the benefits to me?
A number of scientific studies have been carried out on Under Armour mouthguards, uncovering – among others – the following benefits:
- Improved oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange, leading to improved performance
- Reduced cortisol levels (allowing your muscles to repair faster)
- Improved airway openings
- Improved reaction time
Isn’t this only for professionals, or those involved in contact sports?
No! Studies have shown that Under Armour mouthguards can help participants in any sport, including:
- Weight lifting
- Yoga and pilates
How do I get a mouthguard fitted?
Just book an appointment at our Bristol Clinic, where our dental surgeon Mr Krause will make an impression of your mouth. This will then be sent off to the ArmourBite lab, where your own personal mouthguard will be made. A follow-up appointment with the dentist will be scheduled, when you will receive your finished mouthguard.
For more information, please contact us.