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    Ok, I finally found a school in my area that teaches something other than TKD. MT to be exact. Anyway, now I actually get to spar with other fighters, and so now I need a mouth guard.

    First - what's the real purpose of a mouth guard? Is it to protect your lips from getting cut by your teeth?

    Second - who builds the better mouth guard? Or does it matter?

    I've got an MC Sports in town, and they've got a lot of gear, but I want to get the right stuff.

    Thanks!

    #2
    The primary function of the mouth guard is to protect your teeth when I slap you for not searching.
    Originally posted by The Wastrel
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      #3
      I searched on "mouth" and "mouthguard". Nothing on the actual purpose of the mouthguard, but some good tips on good brands. Tanks.

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        #4
        protects your teeth, and provides some protection against getting KTFO.
        sudo make me a sandwich!

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          #5
          Just by a cheap mouthguard and stick it in hot water. Can't go wrong.
          "Pain is nothing more then weakness leaving the body"

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            #6
            Besides what Shumagorath said (it's the primary purpose of a mouthguard). They help to prevent concussions, jaw fracture/dislocation and tooth damage. When it comes to the price...you get what you pay for. The $0.99 boil and bite pieces of junk are more of a tooth damage prevention kind of thing. I wouldn't trust those things to protect my jawbone, or prevent concussions.

            I think a double sided (top and bottom) mouthpiece is probably best for sports like Boxing or Muay Thai (I'm no expert, but that's what I've seen suggested). But I don't dig those (nor do I practice Boxing or Muay Thai), so I'm using the Shock Doctor Power Ultra. It's a single mouthpiece that fits and supports the jaw like a double. It only cost me $20 (It's already saved my skin after taking a solid shot on the jaw from a boxer I was sparring with).
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              #7
              Thanks for all the help guys.

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                #8
                There are some issues with breathing through mouthguards until your used to 'em. You tend to pant/leave mouth slack sucking in air which can lead to some... well... pwnage I guess.

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                  #9
                  I have a Shock Doctor V3.0 mouthpiece. I think it's pretty good. It's a boil-and-bite kind, so it molds to your teeth.

                  Here's what it looks like.

                  http://store.titleboxing.com/sdmp3.html

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                    #10
                    http://store.titleboxing.com/titlebo...nce-model.html

                    if I were to order one online, that'd probably be the one, as I'm getting braces soon.

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                      #11
                      shock doctor 3.0 is the one to get
                      "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
                      "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
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                        #12
                        I suggest www.o-pro.com I ended up ordering 3x.

                        Second choice would be the Shock Doctor.

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                          #13
                          I like Ringsides. They have a lot to choose from. BTW A good mouth piece is something you shouldnt skimp on, I will save you like others have mentioned from being knocjked out jaw damage and the all to expensive trip to the dentist.

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                            #14
                            can't go wrong with shock doctor. I think they also have some kind of insurance that covers you for any damage that happens while wearing them.

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                              #15
                              Most mouth pieces do. I believe it's only for the first year (I think you have to send some information somewhere, but I could be mistaken).
                              Jaguar's MMA record
                              pre Kung Fu and BJJ: 0-0-0
                              post Kung Fu and BJJ: 0-0-0 (BOO YAA!!)

                              We're number one! All others are number two or lower.
                              - The Sphinx (Mystery Men)

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