Wear a Mouthguard to Prevent Concussions

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The impact of a hit to the head can damage your teeth and jaw—and potentially cause a concussion. One easy way to reduce the severity of this type of injury? Wear a mouthguard. They're proven to protect your mouth and jaw; and research suggests that they may even prevent concussions, although evidence is inconclusive at this time. Stay on the safe side and wear a mouthguard to protect your mouth—and your brain.

Shock Doctor Nano 3D
shockdoctor.com,$49.99
The Nano 3D provides a custom fit in a self-molding mouthguard. It's the smallest and tightest-fitting mouthguard on the market, offering the protection of its larger counterparts.

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Under Armour Performance Mouthguard
underarmour.com,$60
This boil-and-bite mouthguard from Under Armour reduces impact force by as much as 18 percent and provides potential strength and endurance benefits.

Defender Pro Mouthguard
defendermouthguards.com,$93
Defender sends an at-home mold, which is used to manufacture a custom-fitted mouthguard designed for protection in heavy contact sports, while allowing easy breathing and communication.

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Topics: CONCUSSION | UNDER ARMOUR | DEFENDER | SPORTS | INJURY | ENDURANCE | TEETH