One night I was watching a hockey game at a friend’s home. I wasn’t paying too much attention to the game but every few minutes I would try to get a glimpse of the score. When I went back to check the score I saw a closeup of one of the players. Most of his teeth were completely missing. When he smiled it looked like a piano with missing keys on it. It was a brutal sight to see.
It’s common to find many hockey players with missing or damaged teeth. But does it have to be that way? Hockey players accept it has a hazard of the game. Many years ago hockey players thought playing without helmets was part of the game as well. Times have changed. Injuries that were once common are now being reduced due to advancements in sports equipment. Mouth protection on the other hand is still neglected.
Mouth protection is probably one of the most overlooked aspects in athletic competition, yet it is one of the most important. In sports like football, hockey, boxing, and ultimate fighting where there is much physical contact, protecting a players mouth in crucial to prevent serious injury. Mouth-guards can help reduce injury, but there is still room for improvement.
One of the many benefits of the MitiGator cushioning system is its versatility. It can be applied to various pieces of equipment, mouth guards not being an exception. The MitiGator is designed to absorb and dissipate impacts and vibrations. Hockey players are constantly exposed to violent impacts that can lead to serious injury. Applying the MitiGator to a mouthpiece can decrease the risk of injury while enhancing the performance of the mouth-guard and other equipment that uses the MitiGator. Using a mouth-guard or any other equipment is one thing, but using the the right equipment that is proven to work is crucial to prolonging a players career and improving his/her’s overall health.
The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com
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