Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Invents Mouth Guard to Prevent Athletic Injuries
- Posted on: Jun 27 2016
Source: examiner.com by Patti Pietschmann
With the rash of football and other sports-related injuries concerned parents, kids and adult athletes will be happy to learn that a cosmetic dentist Dr. David Frey of Beverly Hills, California, has invented and patented a mouth guard device that is helping alleviate the impact in people who practice high impact sports activity. The Zone, a mouth guard’s innovative technology was patented by Dr. David Frey, and is now widely available at retail locations and used by baseball and football players in the big leagues. It’s a very topical and prevalent issue with a new tragedy on the professional gridiron and off at each “Friday Night Lights” youth football game in every community’s backyard, that is brought home in the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” in which the actor stars in a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player. The movie opened at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Nov. 10.
Dr. Frey goes outside the playing field of other cosmetic dentists, which was inspired by an issue experienced by his don with an ill-fitting mouth guard. The affordable product (that comes with a $15,000 Dental Insurance policy) is currently sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods. It was conceived, first and foremost, for football players of all ages but translates into many high impact activities like basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and other competitive sports to lessen the effect of a concussion from being hit in the head or upper torso. Its a shock absorber to minimize the impact of the condyles of the jaws shooting into the base of the skull.
Even Professional Athletes use it
Former Yankee baseball star, Patrick Kelly used the Zone mouth guard which is easy to fit, and completely eliminates the old fashioned and ill-fitting “boil and bite” process. Dr. Frey’s silicon prototype goes back to his philosophical foundation of the dental practice by aligning the jaw into its proper neuromuscular position with scientific technology. It’s not rigid and blocky, rather, forms easily to the human mouth. At the core of the protection is a proven theory of creating stress-reduction on the central nervous system. The head is heavy and must be centered forward over the body; muscles help hold the head and posture in place, lowering the amount of energy it takes the body to perform.
According to Dr. Frey, ‘Studies have shown that arriving at this more relaxed foundation allows users to gain strength and balance, more agility and range of motion. The Zone brings the bite level back to the horizon, not off center, much like a podiatrist leveling the body by correcting feet and shoulder positions. Ultimately, the mouth, and the teeth are the end of line; the terminus of the spine, and when in alignment, create happier muscles that do not have to work so hard under stress of the high impact sport of football thus alleviating the chance for concussions.
Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Frey D.D.S also specializes in teeth whitening. His office is located at 462 N. Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.
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