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Right Guard, Getting the proper mouth guard will give players greater comfort and help prevent concussions.© June 2010
By Dallas Jackson and Tim Bergeron
Greg Ladd screams at the TV every time he sees LeBron James doing it. Or Tom Brady, Sidney Crosby or Landon Donovan.
Ladd is a big sports fan. He also is a dentist. And every time he sees a pro athlete who bites, chews or holds his mouth guard between plays, he gets annoyed.
To Ladd, such actions mean his mouth guard isn’t the right fit and therefore is not likely to provide much protection. Even more, he says it sends the wrong message to youths who could end up emulating their idols improper actions. “If you see someone sticking it in their sock or chewing on it between plays, it means it’s a distraction,” Ladd said. “It means it doesn’t fit right. A good mouth guard is like a good pair of glasses. If it fi....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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