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Protect Your Smile with Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™

November 28, 2014

78377886When an athlete suits up, you can bet they put on protective gear before they wear their team uniform. Whether a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, everyone needs the proper protective equipment. Imagine if some of that protective gear could also improve your athletic performance. That’s exactly what happens with Under Armour Performance Mouthwear. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, is an authorized Under Armour Performance Mouthwear provider, who will not only protect your smile, he’ll improve your game.

What is Mouthwear?

Ordinarily, mouthwear (usually called a mouth guard) is made of a plastic material that is either pre-molded or can be custom made to the exact shape and position of your teeth. All mouth wear is designed to protect your lips, gums, teeth and mouth from injury that may occur while playing sports, both contact and non-contact.

The difference between ordinary mouth guards and Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is that Under Armour’s product is designed to improve athletic performance. Typically, when engaged in competitive sports, athletes clench their teeth, a natural occurrence stemming from our “fight or flight” instinct. The problem is that when you clench your teeth, you signal the body to release cortisol, the stress hormone that can zap your athletic performance.

Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is specially designed to prevent teeth clenching, relieve pressure on your temporomandibular joint and open your airway. The secret is the ArmourBite® Power Wedges™ that sit between your upper and lower molars to maintain an open airway and prevent clenching. Independent studies show that Under Armour Performance Mouthwear works.

Call Our Office Today

If you want to protect your smile and improve your athletic performance, then call the office of Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. As an authorized Under Armour Performance Mouthwear provider, he’ll fit you or a family member with this indispensable protective gear. We also serve patients in Poway, Rancho Pensaquitas, and Scripps Ranch.

Improve Performance and Protect Your Smile with an Under Armour Mouthguard

February 26, 2014

When you’re out on the field, the basketball court, the baseball diamond, or the soccer field, you want to make sure you’re playing your best. But you also want to make sure you’re smile is protected. Is it possible to do both? The good news is: yes, it is! With a custom-made Under Armour mouthguard from Dr. Friedman, you can protect your teeth and improve your strength, speed, and balance at the same time.

How is that possible?

Because of the unique way Under Armour’s mouthguards work. But first you have to understand how your body reacts to physical exertion.

It’s natural, when you’re participating in your favorite sport, to clench your jaw. However, this simple, natural response triggers the release of a hormone called cortisol, which can make you feel fatigued and distracted. Under Armour mouthguards relieve tension in the jaw by preventing the jaw from clenching. This also prevents the body from releasing cortisol, automatically improving energy levels, stamina, and concentration—in other words, overall performance.

Are you an athlete in the Scripps Ranch area? Dr. Friedman can have a custom-made Under Armour mouthguard ready for you in just two appointments. During the first appointment, our team at Mod Squad Dental will take an impression of your teeth, which only takes about 20 minutes. When you’re done, we’ll send your impression to the Under Armour lab. Your finish appliance will be ready for you to try on in about 10 days.

Are you ready to improve your performance while protecting your smile? Call us today to set up your first appointment. We’re conveniently located in Scripps Ranch and serve patients from Poway, Rancho Penasquitas, and beyond.