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2/22/2013 8:36 AM

Ok who sports them and what kind/brand? My daughter just had braces put on Monday and the dentist recommended getting a guard. Do you guys use a football type or do they make a moto specific one? Thanks in advance.

P.S. any drawbacks to sporting one?

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2/22/2013 8:38 AM

I tried riding with a football mouth guard, but I couldn't get enough air. Amazing since I played football in HS and it never bothered me.

I know there are specific guards that are suppose to be better, but can't recall who makes them. I'm sure someone will reply soon with the info...

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2/22/2013 8:43 AM

Go to your dentist and get fitted with a regular sports guard. It is a molded upper only, so you get plenty of air. I use mine all the time on MTB rides where my heart rate is way higher than on a dirtcickle, and i can breathe just fine.

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2/22/2013 8:50 AM

avidchimp wrote:

Go to your dentist and get fitted with a regular sports guard. It is a molded upper only, so you get plenty of air. I use mine ...more

Hmm makes sense, wonder why the dentist didn't just tell us that in the first place lol.

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2/22/2013 8:52 AM

You need a better dentist. LOL

Mine is a world class cyclist, so he has tried them all.

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2/22/2013 8:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/22/2013 8:55 AM

I used a standard football one, once I got used to it I don't think I'll ride without it.

It's unfortunate that it took me breaking my front teeth to warm me up to the idea.

There is a claim out there that having a mouth guard in can prevent certain concussions.

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2/22/2013 8:57 AM

Shock doctor. Used one for sparring and it worked really good. Got the guard that went on my lower jaw, I could breathe easier with that one it seemed like.

Shock doctor also has ones that can be molded to fit your mouth, see your dentist about that.

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2/22/2013 8:58 AM

Shock doctor also helps makes stuff for Troy Lee Designs.

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2/22/2013 9:04 AM

Shock Doctor and Under Armor make ones that you can still breath while wearing.

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2/22/2013 9:43 AM

088kawi wrote:

Shock Doctor and Under Armor make ones that you can still breath while wearing.

I also wear the Under Armor one. It stays in place and doesn't restrict breathing at all.

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2/22/2013 9:51 AM

This is the Shock Doctor I use. Works great. I've developed a habit of chewing on it. Feels weird riding without it. No breathing restrictions that I've noticed.

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2/22/2013 10:00 AM

avidchimp wrote:

You need a better dentist. LOL

Mine is a world class cyclist, so he has tried them all.

Lol, he rides moto! You think he would said "hey we can mold one" anyways I'll pick up one of the shock ones and have her try it. Thanks again.

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2/22/2013 10:17 AM

https://www.shockdoctor.com/products/mouthguards/all/ best ones out there IMO. my son prefers the gravity. they now have a braces specific guard that may be better for what you're looking for though.

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2/22/2013 10:18 AM

the biggist problem is keeping it clean and keeping up with it. I bought one that hung on my helmet and it lasted about a month, Have a plan on where you want to keep it after and inbetween race weekends. Other than that I like them.

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2/22/2013 11:20 AM

I have the shock doctor lower one it doesn't impede breathing at all. I got one of the cases too and stick it in there in my truck. It stays clean that way.

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2/22/2013 11:35 AM

As an added bonus you wont get knocked out / concussed as easy when wearing a mouthguard..

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2/22/2013 12:07 PM

1) I have braces

2) I used to have a mouth guard

3) They are bullshit

I could never get enough air in wearing mine, I wore it once and threw it half way across the track. 3 years later all my teeth are white, clean and intact. I don't recommend one

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2/22/2013 12:25 PM

Took zero effort to get used to.

I breath fine with one. I have one that you mold by biting down after dipping it in boiling water. If I need more air/breath through an open mouth, it clings to my upper palet. It has molded air channels built in. I keep it with my goggles, so it's always there.

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2/22/2013 1:09 PM

Good info guys, thanks for all the replies.

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2/22/2013 1:40 PM

I have both types of Shock Doctor and upper and a lower. The lower is less restrictive, breathing wise, but the upper is more comfortable? Either one works fine and as long as you don't buy the cheapest one you should be fine. I can tell when my older boy doesn't have his in as he isn't as aggressive and precise. If he goes to the line without it he freaks out.......................

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2/22/2013 1:42 PM

To add; spend time molding it correctly and you may have to trim afterwards as the gel sometimes spills out in places..............

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2/22/2013 3:53 PM

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This is the Proform I have been using for a while now. Would never go back to life without it, like others have said.
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2/22/2013 5:58 PM

Shock Doctor. They actually have a full custom one you can buy. They also sponsor Blake Baggett and he runs one. Doesn't seam to negatively effect his riding.

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8/11/2015 10:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/11/2015 10:03 AM

I use a single guard mouthpiece, its custom fitted to my mouth and it doesn't restrict breathing at all, when I open my mouth to breath, it stays put. I tried double guard ones for boxing, but I don't like them for riding, I feel claustrophobic. I get mine from the local sporting goods place and they are cheap, put them in boiling water and then bite down hard and you have a custom fitted mouthpiece.

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8/11/2015 10:12 AM

shiftmx_22 wrote:

This is the Shock Doctor I use. Works great. I've developed a habit of chewing on it. Feels weird riding without it. No ...more

This is what I used when I played football

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8/11/2015 10:41 AM

I guess its a double sided sword. I know of someone who almost choked to death on one and I myself wished I could have had one the day I planted my face into my bars and bit my tongue in half...

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8/11/2015 9:05 PM

If you go the custom one they can get quite expensive, I wear a acrylic one at night for teeth grinding and a custom sports one that is a little softer , denture cleaner works fine to keep them clean along with a old tooth brush , the sports one I lace through my helmet mouth vent so I don't loose it by accident in a moto , the will def help if you hit your head , case a jump , and you will not even notice it's in after riding in it for a while , but untill the kids teeth are strait it might be a costly venture

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