You spend a lot of time taking care of your teeth. You (hopefully) brush and floss them, you take them to the dentist, and if they're not aligned, you strap wires on them. All of this takes time and money. With over $500 million spent every year on sports dental injuries, preventing dental injuries will cost you far less.
While you might think mouth guards are only for athletes who play high contact sports like football, rugby or MMA, athletes who participate in non-contact sports can still benefit from wearing a mouth guard. So, why do you need to wear a mouthguard? Simply put, to protect your teeth.
It's been kind of nice having the Olympics to distract us from the crazy election madness at home. But now that it's time to snap back to reality, we wanted to reminisce on the most memorable moments - the wins, the losses, the world records and the green pool. Here are some of the unforgettable moments from this summer's games.
Female athletes have been participating in the Olympics for 116 years and for the second Olympics games in a row, the USA is sending more women than men. Yet, in 2016, the media still doesn't report on their achievements to the degree they deserve. The amount of sexist fails we've seen from media coverage in Rio hasn't exactly been subtle.
One of the first penalties I received in flat track roller derby was an illegal procedure for removing my mouthguard during a jam. I remember this distinctly because I needed to communicate to my teammate, but the mouthguard I was wearing was too bulky for me to communicate easily, so I took it out and called the play. She heard the message but an officiator called the penalty and I was sent off the track annoyed. I never did that again.
Topics: Roller Derby
SALINE, MI, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine today ranked Akervall Technologies, Inc. NO. 1130 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses.
High dropout rates is one trend that is consistent in all youth sports. According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, 70% of children will drop out of sports by the age of 13. As coaches and parents, we can help our athletes develop a solid sports foundation that will keep them involved with the sport throughout their life. Here's what you can do to develop a successful athlete.
Over a hundred years ago, Rugby Union made it's debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. After only being a part of 4 of the first 7 Olympics, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) removed Rugby Union altogether. This summer, rugby hits a milestone as it makes its return to the 2016 Olympics, this time in Seven's.
We've been asked this question a lot and we feel that an explanation is in order. The simple answer is: if your mouthguard claims to be NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) compliant - throw it away. Here's why...
Topics: Sports Safety