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12-26-2016, 04:46 PM
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Mouthguards

Switching from a cage to a visor so looking into getting a mouthguard for the first time.

1. Do you find it difficult to breathe or talk with boil-and-bite mouthguards?

2. Do any of you use dental night guards instead of sports guards? I've heard people say dental guards are better because they're custom-fitted, although I'm assuming they're not meant to withstand high impacts.

3. Any recommendations for mouth guards?

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I use an UA boil and bite and initially it was hard to get used to but it works ok now. Compared to what I used back in the 90s, today's mouth guards are more comfortable.

A local dentist who sponsors my son's hockey leagues does custom mouthguards for $30. Considering asking him to do one for me since I coach.

While I think mouth guards provide some protection against losing teeth, I don't think that is their main purpose. I always thought they were to protect against concussions (teeth clacking one another when hit or fall).

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https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...331809102.html

Started using this at the beginning of the season and I have absolutely loved it. Always used the bulkier mouthguards that you can get at Canadian tire for 5 bucks, but the customization of these are great. With the molding process, you are able to get a perfect fit. One downside is that after 20 ice times the mold will deform, but it just takes three minutes to boil water and get another perfect fit. Another plus is that I used to destroy my mouthguards by chewing through them, but in this case these are very high quality and very hard to tear. I would give it a 8.5/10

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While I think mouth guards provide some protection against losing teeth, I don't think that is their main purpose. I always thought they were to protect against concussions (teeth clacking one another when hit or fall).
That used to be the thought, but was disproven

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/conc...-myth-1.845686

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https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...331809102.html

Started using this at the beginning of the season and I have absolutely loved it. Always used the bulkier mouthguards that you can get at Canadian tire for 5 bucks, but the customization of these are great. With the molding process, you are able to get a perfect fit. One downside is that after 20 ice times the mold will deform, but it just takes three minutes to boil water and get another perfect fit. Another plus is that I used to destroy my mouthguards by chewing through them, but in this case these are very high quality and very hard to tear. I would give it a 8.5/10
Thanks for the recommendation. I've heard great things about the SISU mouthguards.

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My dentist custom made one for me with my team's colours.
Sidenote: her daughter is on the U18 women's national team.

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I only know my orthodontist does custom ones; assuming many orthodontists and dentists do. You should probably check that out and see what they say how they compare to boil and bite ones.

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a few years ago one of my buddies started his own mouthguard company. these are the only mouthguards I've ever worn that I actually like.
http://www.impactmouthguards.com/

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That used to be the thought, but was disproven

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/conc...-myth-1.845686
Not studied and disproven are two totally different things. The article itself says that there is no scientific evidence because there have been no studies. It would seem like there is a doctoral dissertation waiting to happen for someone looking for a topic related to hockey....

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I've always worn a dentist fitted mouthguard in a number of sports, even basketball. I don't know about the concussion thing, but I've copped knocks a number of times to the mouth/ face area and been conscious that it might have much worse without one.

I wear a half visor and would never play without a mouthguard. I know some people say they have issues with breathing or whatever, I don't see how, but I've been wearing one for so long, it seems unnatural without one.

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a few years ago one of my buddies started his own mouthguard company. these are the only mouthguards I've ever worn that I actually like.
http://www.impactmouthguards.com/
Ended up ordering the CCM SISU mouthguard another poster recommended above. Heard a few other people mention the great fit as well.

If I don't like it, I'll definitely look into ordering a custom mouthguard from Impact.

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The CCM SISUs are great.

Anecdotally, they appear to be the best fitting. I've had literally no less than a dozen very happy parents and kids who "can't wear a mouthguard" report back that this one is the best fitting of non-custom options. We've carried UA, Proguard, Shock Doctor, MOGO, and a few others in the past and the SISU wins hands down in the fit department.

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I use the strapless shock doctor mouthguard.

http://www.icewarehouse.com/Shock_Do...age-SDPMG.html

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