Helmets have always been the go-to protection when avoiding head injuries in sports like hockey, biking and football.
Today’s helmets have an advanced design which gives parents the illusion that it can provide all the protection a young athlete needs on the field, in the rink and on the trail. But a one-of-a-kind study of high school football players indicates that a helmet worn with a custom-made mouth guard is vastly superior to an over the counter mouth guard and provides the best protection against mild traumatic brain injuries.
Interestingly, there is a significant reduction in the occurrence of concussions when a custom fitted mouth guard is worn! [Read more…]