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Athletes Turn to Brain-Pad Mouth Guards for Concussion Protection

Date: 12/23/09

Bi-molar mouth guard line is tested and proven to stabilize the jaw and protect the temporomandibular joint during sports-related impact  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Conshohocken, PA —December 29, 2009—As Congress prepares to examine the issue of concussions in the NFL, NCAA, and high school sports for the second time on January 4, a Pennsylvania company has been successfully marketing a mouth guard device designed to protect players from the probability of a concussion caused by lower jaw impact.

Brain-Pad®, a line of affordable athletic mouth guards using patented technology and a dual-protection system, are being used by athletes at every level and among various sports programs including football, lacrosse, hockey, karate, MMA, and more. The Brain-Pad mouth guards are tested and proven to reduce impact energy at the base of the skull and brain by keeping the lower jaw stabilized in a position that decreases the likelihood of basal skull concussions and TMJ (jaw joint) injuries.

“I treat many athletes looking for teeth, mouth and jaw protection on the playing field,” says Dr. Robert B. Mongrain, DMD. “I recommend Brain-Pad to all my patients who play aggressive contact sports. Protecting the lower jaw and TM joints is critical to minimize the risks of potential concussions. I am glad to see that institutions like the NFL and Congress are finally taking a serious look at the dangers of these injuries and putting more emphasis on protection and recovery.”

Unlike traditional mouth guards that offer protection for either the upper or lower teeth only, Brain-Pad is a dual arch, bi-molar, mouth guard. The Brain-Pad technology repositions the lower jaw while protecting both the upper and lower teeth. The jaw is stabilized into a neutral position, creating a safety space that greatly reduces the risk of jaw impact concussions and TMJ injuries. When put into place, the Brain-Pad mouth guards also open the airway in the throat 100 percent, allowing users to breathe better and gain a competitive advantage.

“We have said for years that concussions are serious injuries and should be avoided at all costs,” says Joe Manzo, President of Brain-Pad. “The devastating effects of concussions can have a lasting impact on athletes and their families. We have designed these mouth guards specifically to protect the jaw-joint and base of skull, the most vulnerable and unprotected area for athletes. When used properly, there is a 40 percent reduction of impact energy to the base of the skull, these forces can cause a concussion or knock out as boxers call it. Athletes from the NFL to the MMA and at every level from professional to local youth leagues are recognizing the significant health benefits of our Brain-Pad mouth guards to offer protection against these dangerous injuries.

” The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative John Conyers, D-Michigan, will hear testimony on Monday to examine the NFL’s response to concussion injuries and assess the protocols or lack thereof, in place for college and high school football players. Scheduled witnesses include NFL neurologist Ira Casson, DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL. Players Association, David Klossner, the NCAA’s director of health and safety and Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist and primary researcher into brain damage in football players. Brain-Pad mouth guards are available at leading athletic retailers including Wal-Mart® stores nationwide, and retail between $7 and $30 based on the model.

ABOUT BRAIN-PAD, INC. A privately held corporation, founded in 1995 specifically for the promotion, manufacture, and sale of customized Brain-Pad® dual-arch mouth-guards designed to reduce the risk of concussion from lower jaw impacts while increasing endurance and performance. Brain-Pad, Inc. has become a leader in technology development in this field. Its Brain-Pad® products are available in retail and wholesale outlets as well as through distributors, contact sports leagues, professional organizations, school teams at intermediate, high-school, college, and university level. Brain-Pad® products are well-accepted by professional sports athletes in boxing, mixed martial arts, football and many other contact sports. Brain-Pad® products also include shock-absorbing wrist, arm and head-bands as well as: juniors', women's, men's, and professional athlete's dual-arch protective and high performance mouth-guards. Additionally, Brain-Pad, Inc. recently developed, patented, and commercially released a premium ultra-violet/ozone oral appliance sanitizer, the NatureZone™, available to the retailers and distributors but exclusively distributed to the professional dental industry by Henry Schein, Inc., the largest global distributor of dental and medical products to dentists, dental laboratories and physicians. Brain-Pad, Inc.'s corporate headquarters are located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. For product or company details contact: 610-397-0893, info@brainpads.com, or visit www.brainpads.com    

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