Best Boxing Mouth Guards for BJJ and Muay Thai
Anyone who has ever been kicked, kneed, punched or accidentally bitten their tongue almost in half knows that mouthguard are a must. If you’re one of those guys who says, “I don’t need a mouthguard” than congratulations you are either an idiot or not training hard enough.
Truth is mouthguard provide cheap and effective protection for your teeth, tongue and brain.
Cost of mouthguard – 25 – 45 dollars
Cost of fixing a broken tooth – 4000 – 10,000 US
Mouth guards are like the seatbelt of the automotive world, you might not think you need it until you do. For the last ten years I’ve encouraged all my young athletes and competitors to wear mouth guards.
People who should be using mouth guards:
- Competitive grapplers
- Muay Thai Boxers
- MMA Fighters
- Any idiot who is fighting in a backyard
- How Does a Mouth Guard Work
The device is simple, it provides a barrier to stop your teeth mashing together. This same barrier also protects your brain, because if impact is big enough not only with your teeth smash together but impact will also be quickly reverberated to your brain.
How to Choose the Best Mouth Guard
This isn’t a big concern unless you have some sort of weird overly sized mouth, which I hope you don’t. For most average humans a regular sized mouthguard will work just fine.
You get what you pay for. With mouthguard you should select the best quality as this is your teeth and brain we are protecting.
Most mouthguard require being boiled once and fit the first time. Fit isn’t a big deal as long as you get a good quality mouthguard. Please avoid any fixed-mold mouth guards as they generally don’t offer the same amount of protection.
How to Fit Your Mouth Guard
The process for doing this is quick simple:
1. Boil water and place the mouthguard inside for 30 seconds to one minute. (check instructions)
2. Take the mouthguard out of the boiling water and place it into your mouth. Don’t put it in cold water.
3. Bite down on the plastic until it molds to your teeth. DO NOT bite too hard.
4. Let it cool.
Best Mouth Guards for Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA
Over the last five years I’ve gone through a lot of these. The below items are my favorite 5 picks. If you have any questions please contact me and feel free to ask.