Any MMA fighter will tell you that a good mouthguard is a must-have accessory. Not only do they protect your mouth but mouthguards offer protection to your teeth, jawbone and also reduce the risk of concussion.
Having outlined some of the benefits already, when purchasing a mouthguard for MMA is obviously an important choice when upgrading your gym bag.
But choosing the ideal mouthguard can be a tricky task and in this post we take a closer look at how you can find the perfect mouthpiece for MMA.
What to look for when choosing a MMA mouthguard:
First and foremost, a good mouthguard will decrease the chances of serious injury during a fight.
Mouthguards with good shock-absorbing capabilities are a must for MMA fighters and any mouthguard you wear needs to be able to absorb the force of a punch or kick in order to prevent injury.
Shock absorbent mouthguards will decrease the risk of chipped or broken teeth, cuts inside the fighters’ mouth and damage to the jaw. In addition, shock-absorbing mouthguards will also reduce the risk of concussion after a hard blow to the head.
MMA requires phenomenal mental focus and concentration, a small distraction can be the difference between winning or losing a fight and as a result it is vital that a fighter wears a mouthguard that fits comfortably.
An uncomfortable mouthguard will definitely be a distraction that no fighter can afford in the cage. Mouthguards that don’t fit comfortably can also further increase the risk of injury and to ensure maximum protection and comfort always make sure to buy a mouthguard that fits well.
Our mouths are filled with bacteria, poor oral hygiene can lead to a serious infection in either our teeth or in small cuts in our mouths. Make sure to purchase a mouthguard with a good protective case.
It is also very important to clean your mouthguard regularly after use. Cleaning your mouthguard on a regular basis will ensure that it lasts longer and it will also ensure that your guard remains durable and comfortable.
With so many options to choose from choosing the ideal mouthguard for MMA can be tough.
However in this post we have outlined three simple steps to follow: Make sure to choose a mouthguard that offers maximum protection, a comfortable fit, and a protective case in order to keep it hygienic when you aren’t using it.