History and Facts of Under Armour

Milltown Dental is an Authorized Provider of Under Armour Performance Mouth-wear

 

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YOUR JAW IS THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE POWER YOU NEVER KNEW WAS THERE

No one ever told you your jaw could help you perform better?  That’s because no one knew!

Hundreds of years ago, a few people were on to something: Ancient Greek athletes who bit down on leather straps for an edge during competition; Viking and Roman warriors who clamped down on leather bits for focus on the battlefield. They knew something here worked, but the concept itself never evolved. Until now.

 

Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™ has been engineered to unlock your power and potential.

It’s all in you, but blocked by one of the human body’s instinctive reflex systems :  teeth-clenching.

With safe custom-built UA Performance Mouthwear, athletes in any sports – from football to golf to weightlifting to baseball to running – can capitalize on innovation that makes you stronger, faster, and better.

 

 

Full Contact Sports Limited Contact Sports Non-contact Sports
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Boxing
Martial Arts
Wrestling
Field Hockey
Rugby
Basketball
Soccer
Baseball
Cycling
Gymnastics
Inline Skating
Skiing
Snowboarding
Volleyball
Softball
Golf
Running
Swimming
Weight Lifting
Yoga
Pilates
Tennis
Bowling
Shooting




What It Does and how it works
When you train and compete, your natural reaction is to clench your jaw. It’s part of the the “fight or flight” wiring of your brain. Your clenched jaw and teeth compress your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), triggering the hormones (like cortisol) that produce stress, fatigue, and distraction.



Patented ArmourBite™ technology prevents your teeth from clenching and pivots your jaw forward to relieve pressure on the TMJ. Gone are the excess negative hormones and the energy-draining effects so the body can now unleash its potential.
Independent studies conducted at some of the United States’s top Universities and Research Centers have proven the advantages of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear  and here is the list:

1-    Increases Strength
With improved airflow and less stress from clenching, UA performance Mouthwear has been proven to increase strength by an average of 17% with the UA Performance Mouthpiece and 12% with the UA Performance Mouthguard.

2-    Increases Endurance

UA Performance Mouthwear enlarges airway openings, resulting in 25% less lactic acid build-up after 30 minutes of intense exercises.

3-    Speeds Up Reaction time

Athletes my respond faster when wearing UA Performance Mouthwear. Clinical trials show an improvement in responding to auditory cues and potential improvement in response to visual cues. 

4-    Reduces Athletic Stress

Excess cortisol causes stress, fatigue and distraction. UA Performance Mouthwear decreases cortisol production, which means you feel and play better.

5-    Reduces Impact and prevent concussion

When the jaw suffers an impact, energy can be transmitted to the head which can cause concussion. UA Performance Mouthguards have been shown to reduce the G-Force impact of blows to the jaw up to 20%.

If you are a competing athlete, wearing an UA mouthpiece can make the difference between finishing second or first!  Why wait?  Ask the team at Milltown Dental how we can get you started with a newer, better  performing you!
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Research supporting Under Armour
There are studies published in peer-reviewed journals to support the claims.  More information is available online at www.underarmour.com but here are a few examples:
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Performance-Enhancing Mouth Wear and Craniofacial Neurometabolic Physiology by William L. Balanoff, DDS, MS, FICD
Performance Enhancement and Oral Appliances by Mark Roettger, DDS
The Role of Intraoral Protective Appliances in the Reduction of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury by P. D. Halstead
Effects of Mouthpiece use on Auditory and Visual Reaction Time in College Males and Females by Dena P. Garner, PhD; and Jenni Miskimin, MS
Effects of Mouthpiece Use on Airway Openings and Lactate Levels in Healthy College Males by Dena P. Garner, PhD; Erica McDivitt, MS