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The two-sport high school star who went on to play college football was intrigued when told a mouthpiece, a device created to protect his teeth, could lead to improved athletic performance.
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Bite Down for Safety's Sake
Written By Raylene Knutson for Frontier Magazine, Issue 03Getting hit in the head is the reality in many sports. The increasing ubiquity of helmets is a testament to that. Whether it be hockey, skiing, cycling, or many others, head protection is everywhere. Far less common is a piece of safety equipment that could do just as much to protect against injuries: the mouthguard.
Mouth guards are standard equipment for football and hockey players, but a startup is persuading even baseball and soccer players to use its pricey mouthpieces.
New York-based GuardLab, which uses 3-D scanning technology to make custom-fit mouthpieces, has already scanned 16 members of the Chicago White Sox organization this week at Spring training and just named Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays to be on its advisory board and serve as a brand ambassador.