The Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM) is an offshoot of the Neuromuscular Dentistry principles that I have been using for patients TMJ treatments for years now. We are discovering the exciting benefits that patients are experiencing when we apply these principles to athletics. By aligning a persons bite with the mouthguard it affects how the muscles of the jaw, head and neck position an athletes head upon his or her spine. A more advantageous head position improves airway patency, and frees up the energy the body uses holding an athletes head in a less than ideal position. This energy in turn is used to improve muscle efficiency and function of the entire body, allowing an athlete to perform at a higher level. Athletes in many sports such in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NCAA are using the PPM Mouthguard with great success.
You don't need to be an elite athlete to reap the benefits of a Pure Power Mouthguard. Weekend athletes can benefit as well. If your sport is golf, running, swimming, lifting weights, or cycling, a PPM Mouthguard can give you better balance, a longer golf drive, improve your endurance and cut seconds off your times. Just read the following testimonial from my patient Bret below.
"My name is Bret McCarroll and I have been training in Jiu-Jitsu for 4 years and competing for 3 years. With the nature of the sport, its necessary to wear a mouthguard to prevent any damage to my teeth. Before using the Pure Power Mouthguard that Dr. Henry made for me I used mouthguards that I purchased from sporting goods stores. They were never very comfortable, you couldn't really talk because it would fall out of place, and it seemed like I would get more fatigued when I wore it. Dr. Henry told me about a mouthguard he could make that was comfortable, stayed in place, and not only would it not restrict my breathing, but it would put my jaw in a position that would help my performance by increasing my endurance and strength. I thought this sounded like voodoo, but decided that if it worked it could give me a definitive edge when I compete so I thought I would give it a try. After wearing my new Pure Power Mouthguard I noticed a difference instantly. For one it was comfortable since it was fitted by a dentist rather than by me boiling a piece of plastic in hot water. And two it snapped into place, so you could speak without the mouthpiece falling out of place. But most importantly, I felt stronger and it did increase my endurance. Previously, when I trained I would usually do about 30 minutes of stretching, 30 minutes of drills, and 30 minutes of new techniques, followed by about 3 or 4 seven minute sparring sessions with another opponent. The reason I trained for 3 or 4 sessions is because that is all I was capable to do physically. After using the PPM mouthguard from Dr. Henry, I could go for 5 sessions and feel like I only trained for 3 sessions. When I train now the only reason I stop at 5 matches is because there is nobody left to spar with and my wife would like it if I came home before 9:00 pm. Another thing this mouthguard helped me do was win my first Jiu-Jitsu competition. I've entered five tournaments previously and my best placing was 3rd place. I believe that the extra 10% to 20% strength and endurance I feel from using the Pure Power Mouthguard gave me an edge over all my opponents. Thank you Dr. Henry!"
Find out how our very own Dr. Joseph J. Henry, DDS can help you by calling (714) 385-1672 or completing the form on this page to arrange your initial consultation. Orange Center for Cosmetic Dentistry serves patients in and around Orange County areas like Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, and more.