Need info on mouthguards from sporting goods store

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  1. mcdonkey

    mcdonkey Orange Belt

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    Does anybody use mouthguards from sporting goods stores like Sports Authority, Modells, etc? I'm looking for a comfortable and effective mouth guard that won't cost me too much. I know there are way better quality expensive mouth guards like custom stuff out there but I'm really just looking for something temporary for the moment.
     
  2. bubkusjones

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    Go buy any $5-10 boil-and-bite mouthguard. Use that till you decide you want a custom. There are sites where you can have one made for $50-75.

    Customguards.com - Protect Your Winning Smile is one of the more widely reccomended companies.
     
  3. Shock Doctor Gel Nano or Max are easy to find and are very good.
     
  4. Mitchell

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    I like the cheaper ones without the gel I find them less bulky, I just ordered a protech dent, they're crazy thin so it'll be perfect for bjj, you get 2 for $40 so it's not super cheap and you have to order two. But ya I prefer my $1 guard over my SD gel.
     
  5. stayghost

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    Just wanted to add that I tried the Shock Doctor Gel Nano and found it to be a poor choice for training in my experience. The plastic guard on it makes it jut out into your lip line significantly. This was both a bit uncomfortable and also cuts me when I get popped in the mouth.
     
  6. BrokenNose

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  7. Tr0gdor

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    If you want custom you should check with your dentist. Mine offered to make me one for $30. He does all the mouth guards for the local hockey team.

    Before that I just used a cheap bite & boil.
     

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