Mouth Guards in moto

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7/25/2018 10:21 PM

So I would like to keep my teeth in tact, and I have also read that mouth guards can help reduce the risk of concussions. DO any vital members wear mouthguards while riding? and what brand? I know I have seen Joey Savatgy taking them out on the podium before.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

7/25/2018 10:24 PM

Baggett wears one

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7/25/2018 10:36 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Baggett wears one

Honestly I think that is who I was thinking of. Minus the hairline they have a similar face structure.......jk I'll admit I confused that one.

do y'all use a standard top fitting guard(that's what I have always used playing baseball and lacrosse) or one of the top/bottoms with an air channel in the middle?

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

7/26/2018 12:08 AM

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7/26/2018 3:22 AM

I wear a shock doctor , seems weird riding without it. Jaw is a little sore after clinching on it after a long trail ride or scramble though.

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7/26/2018 3:57 AM

I tried the shock doctor and it seemed way too thick. I also realize I am just too much goon and ride with my mouth open a lot.

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7/26/2018 4:11 AM

I had one custom made by my dentist. I've chipped and broken teeth without one, but never with one.

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7/26/2018 4:41 AM

My 7 year old has rode with one for about a year now. I have bought him a bunch of different brands and types. He prefers the dual layer yellow and black ones from walmart for like 7 bucks.

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7/26/2018 5:00 AM

I wear a Shock Doctor one, and don’t even notice it.

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7/26/2018 5:03 AM

Pretty sure Tomac wears one.

My Daughter wears one to protect expensive teeth.

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7/26/2018 5:27 AM

I wore a mouth guard for about a year or two, but I have not been wearing one lately because I found it hard to keep clean. You’re constantly taking it in and out of your mouth at the track. The mouth guard is also rubber and pourus to bacteria.

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7/26/2018 5:29 AM

Shock Doctor here... I feel it has helped me breath even better and saved some teeth.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

7/26/2018 5:32 AM

I wear one every time i'm on my bike. Too many concussions not to. It definitely reduces your risk of concussion and obviously protects your teeth.

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7/26/2018 5:41 AM

My wife is a dentist. They can make custom ones that are way more comfortable than the store bought "boil and fit" types. Plus, they use less material which allows better breathing and they are much less likely to fall out.

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7/26/2018 6:06 AM

I use Damage Control Mouthguards. My mouthguard works great. https://www.dcmouthguards.com/

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7/26/2018 6:19 AM

I wear a mouth guard Everytime I ride and don't feel right without it.

This article is trash. It is full of subjective opinion with almost no data to back anything up. It also seems like it is talking about protecting direct hits to the mouth that would result in tooth damage, which is not the case most times with abfull face helmet. It also does not mention concussions at all as far as I could tell. Here is an excerpt which makes alot of assumptions in its conclusion.

"Boil-and-bite mouthguards are worn by many young athletes. They have the potential to be better than stock mouthguards, at least when they are first fitted to the athlete's mouth. However, the athlete soon chews through the mouthguard, making it a poor fit in the mouth. These mouthguards last only a few months and do not provide much protection. The athlete must keep the upper and lower jaws together to hold the mouthguard in place, which is a conscious and uncomfortable situation. There is also a tendency to use these mouthguards beyond the time when they are chewed through or are too thin to offer protection. These mouthguards are an unacceptable choice."

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7/26/2018 6:22 AM

T-Fish wrote:

https://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-104/issue-10/practice/ask-dr-christensen/most-athletic-mouthguards-are-ineffective.html

early wrote:

I wear a mouth guard Everytime I ride and don't feel right without it.

This article is trash. It is full of subjective opinion with almost no data to back anything up. It also seems like it is talking about protecting direct hits to the mouth that would result in tooth damage, which is not the case most times with abfull face helmet. It also does not mention concussions at all as far as I could tell. Here is an excerpt which makes alot of assumptions in its conclusion.

"Boil-and-bite mouthguards are worn by many young athletes. They have the potential to be better than stock mouthguards, at least when they are first fitted to the athlete's mouth. However, the athlete soon chews through the mouthguard, making it a poor fit in the mouth. These mouthguards last only a few months and do not provide much protection. The athlete must keep the upper and lower jaws together to hold the mouthguard in place, which is a conscious and uncomfortable situation. There is also a tendency to use these mouthguards beyond the time when they are chewed through or are too thin to offer protection. These mouthguards are an unacceptable choice."

That source is complete garbage.

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7/26/2018 6:40 AM

I don't wear one in moto, but for sports my son uses the sisu mouthgard. It's about a 1/8in thick and you mold it in. Best part is, once it's in he doesn't take it out the whole game. He can talk and drink with it in like it's not even there. https://www.sisuguard.com

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7/26/2018 7:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2018 7:02 AM

Donovan759 wrote:

I wear one every time i'm on my bike. Too many concussions not to. It definitely reduces your risk of concussion and obviously protects your teeth.

https://blog.sisuguard.com/dr.-akervall-no-link-between-mouth-guards-and-concussions

EDIT: Was looking into the sisu guard as I have been thinking about getting one to reduce risk of concussions, but then read this on sisu's website.

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2015 Ninja 1000

7/26/2018 7:06 AM

656mx wrote:

I don't wear one in moto, but for sports my son uses the sisu mouthgard. It's about a 1/8in thick and you mold it in. Best part is, once it's in he doesn't take it out the whole game. He can talk and drink with it in like it's not even there. https://www.sisuguard.com

Boy tried one of these and it fit like crap, he hated it.

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7/26/2018 7:42 AM

656mx wrote:

I don't wear one in moto, but for sports my son uses the sisu mouthgard. It's about a 1/8in thick and you mold it in. Best part is, once it's in he doesn't take it out the whole game. He can talk and drink with it in like it's not even there. https://www.sisuguard.com

4DAIVIPAI2K5 wrote:

Boy tried one of these and it fit like crap, he hated it.

I did take me four tries to mold it correctly, and I had to trim the ends. But once I figured that out it molded perfect. I have heard the dentist will do it for you too. I'm going to bring a new one next visit and see if they will.

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7/26/2018 7:52 AM

Springcreek wrote:

Pretty sure Tomac wears one.

My Daughter wears one to protect expensive teeth.

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True statement. I happened to notice just yesterday while watching an interview that he removed a small mouth guard prior to answering a question.

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7/26/2018 10:01 AM

I use the Shock Doctor SuperFit Basketball Mouthguard. It is thin but protective and you can talk with it in your mouth. It is also easy to fit to your teeth. I had 5 rides with it and absolutely love it. It obviously isn't the right sport mouthguard but it will do the job.

https://www.shockdoctor.com/superfit-basketball-mouthguard-9200?gclid=CjwKCAjw4uXaBRAcEiwAuAUz8GOS05VKYAwewndDCXVy84bdlXofydjo-KfALk_CvjuspLqJOGRy9xoCPiIQAvD_BwE

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7/26/2018 10:04 AM

I have a shock doctor that goes on the bottom. Ran it for years. I guarantee it lessened a concussion for me. Once you get used to it no big deal.

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7/26/2018 11:11 AM

Donovan759 wrote:

I wear one every time i'm on my bike. Too many concussions not to. It definitely reduces your risk of concussion and obviously protects your teeth.

billyp330 wrote:

https://blog.sisuguard.com/dr.-akervall-no-link-between-mouth-guards-and-concussions

EDIT: Was looking into the sisu guard as I have been thinking about getting one to reduce risk of concussions, but then read this on sisu's website.

Based on my experience, the mouth guard is helping when I smack my dome. I'll take what I can get. That was an interesting read though.

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7/26/2018 11:38 AM

thepherm wrote:

I use Damage Control Mouthguards. My mouthguard works great. https://www.dcmouthguards.com/

They have our sport listed as Motor X. 2 star review just for that alone. lol

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7/26/2018 11:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2018 11:57 AM

mouth breather here... i tried one and felt like i couldn't get ANY oxygen. they're not for everyone.

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7/26/2018 12:13 PM

Thanks for all the input, I'm going to get one before I go riding next time for sure.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

7/26/2018 4:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2018 4:52 PM

I have been wearing mouth guards while riding ever since I started racing as a kid. The first one I had was made by a dental hygienist that I met at the track and it lasted for years.

I grind my teeth in my sleep so I wear a night guard every night. I wear them out about once a year and when I do I order a new one and use the old one when I ride. I've used both of these vendors and they are the exact same thing a dentist will make but much cheaper. They fit perfectly and I don't notice it at all while riding, or sleeping.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B011ADKSLQ
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M141YDH

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7/26/2018 5:07 PM

When I rode gears ago I landed hard and got what felt like a mild concussion and started to wear one after that but couldn’t get used to it. Felt hard to breathe. I never gave enough time or had one fit good though.

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