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What do you need to know before buying your boxing mouth guard?

Daniel Sanchez Ayala |

The first thing you should know is that the mouth guard can rid you of future injuriesThus, it becomes an indispensable element in the practice of boxing or any other contact sport. Exactly the mouth guard boxing protects the fighter's mouth and jaw from possible trauma, in case anyone still doubts it, the mouth guard is as essential as boxing gloves.

The mouth guard is required in level competitions amateur and professional, The sooner we get used to it the better, its use is increasingly widespread, at all levels, even during training.

Before buying your mouth guard to box It is necessary that you know the product well and that it is currently on the market, find out well to choose the best mouth guard for boxing. Read on to learn about the world of boxing mouth guards.

 What is boxing mouth guard and what is it for?

The boxing mouth guard is a dental cover made of flexible rubber, in addition to being a protection for the mouth, jaw and bones of the face, also, thanks to the position the jaw takes, away from the base of the skull, it also protects the spine.

This "insignificant" also founds, covers and protects the neck and brainThanks to this rubber, the shock waves are damped, preventing them from reaching the neck or brain and thus avoiding future injuries.

According to the American Dental Association and the Academy for Sports Dentistry the mouth guard should be used in more than 50 sports disciplinesIt is the only protection with proven efficiency.

Currently the mouth guard is mandatory at amateur and competition level in only some sports,

  • Boxing
  • martial arts
  • Ice and grass hockey
  • Football

What types of injuries does the mouth guard prevent?

  • Lacerations on the lips, cheeks and chin.
  • Fractures of the facial bones, specifically in the jaw bones.
  • Avoid possible permanent damage to the jaw joint.
  • Decreases the risk of dental fracture, dental avulsion or displaced alveoli.
  • Concussions.
  • Brain hemorrhages.
  • Incidents of loss of consciousness
  • Neck injuries

 Types of Mouth Guards

Due to its technical characteristics, there are two types of mouth protectors:

Simple Mouth Guards

They consist of a single piece that is placed on top, protects the jaw by fixing it in a natural position. However, the bottom that unprotected, the boxer must be careful to tighten the bottom well so that he is not caught with a loose jaw. For this model we recommend the Mouthguard Buddha Vampire.

Advantages Simple mouth guards are comfortable and easy to use, they are more economical.

Drawbacks, do not offer the same level of protection as double mouth guards.

Simple Mouth Guard
Double Mouth Guards

It is also made of a single piece that fits the jaw in this case, being double, protects both the upper and lower areas. Helps maintain a firm jaw position at all times. One of the most peculiar characteristics of double protectors is the respirator, a small opening that makes breathing easier.

Advantages, greater safety and protection, does not fall accidentally.

Drawbacks, makes breathing difficult and causes saliva accumulation in the mouth. In addition, in an emergency it is more difficult to remove the part from the mouth.double mouth guards for boxing

The double mouthguards, although being a very safe protection, are not highly acclaimed, boxers, both professional and amateur, do not consider it a very practical protection due to the inconveniences previously exposed. At a professional level there are boxers who defend their use as they say, you just have to get used to it.

Types of mouth protectors according to their adaptation:

Prefabricated Mouth Guards

They are the cheapest option but their precision when adapting to the denture is limited.

Custom Mouth Guards

Those used by professional boxersThis type of mouth guard is perfectly adapted to the teeth and bite of each fighter. For this it is necessary to make a mold of the teeth and thus, be able to manufacture the protector to measure.

Moldable Mouth Guards

They are the protectors most used at the amateur level Due to its good value for money, you can also find single or double protectors, although this type of protector does not fit perfectly with the fighter's jaw if it offers some adaptability. It can be modeled to fit our teeth. In Buddha our experts recommend this model on Premium Mouth Guard.

 How to model the boxing mouth guard?

To model the protector and that adapts as much as possible to our mouth just bring it to a boil for about 30 seconds, it is important not to exceed the time to avoid damage to the case. Once boiled, just place it in the mouth and mold with your hands to adapt, it is a process that can be repeated. Don't worry if it doesn't go right the first time, you can try again.

 How to care for the mouth guard?

There are some basic keys to keeping our mouth guard clean and cared for:

  • Wash it off with warm soapy water.
  • Before storing clean it in mouthwash, better if it is without alcohol.
  • Dry it very well before storing.
  • Keep the protector in its box or case, prevent it from bending. 

 how to care for and clean mouth guard

Find in Buddha Fight Wear, you contact sports online store, Your ideal mouth guard according to what you are looking for (amateur, professional, etc.) and protect yourself during boxing or any other contact sport. 

Here we show you the best-selling Mouth Guards in Buddha: