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i have a horrible habit of grinding my teeth in my sleep subconciously, and i saw Ronnie Renner with a mouth guard on the Great Ride Open, and i thought i should look into getting one. I saw them today at wal mart with a 10k dental guarantee for one year haha. does anyone else wear a mouth guard? it would suck going up to a hot chick and smilin with a gnarly grill cause you chipped your teeth casing a big jump :busted:

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I wear one for lacrosse you should try it.:busted:

Edit: Personally I do think it would help if you grind your teeth, it will make it so you can't hurt your teeth.

-Jesse

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I wore one for years riding track (street). started riding dirt last may and continued but stopped after a few rides because it gets 'sandy'. crashed pretty good and bit my cheeks up to the point of bleeding. wearing it again, dirty as it is.

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it would suck going up to a hot chick and smilin with a gnarly grill cause you chipped your teeth casing a big jump :moon:
Naaah!!it's like hockey players you just exsplain about casing the big jump:thumbsup: :busted:

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Wait wearing one for your sleep? I had a friend who had the same problem and went to the doctor, he was given a special one to wear while sleeping it looks different then the football ones.

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im soposed to wear one for hockey, it just sits in the side of my helmet though, its hard to talk and makes communication hard. ive never worn one for motocross though, but you dont really talk while riding

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I wear one and yes it's harder to breath and it gets dirty. But it is good POM. I came up short and bit my lower lip real bad. I have worn one every since. There was a thread on here awhile back and someone mentioned a guard that would let you breath easier, can't think of it's brand name but need to find out by spring.

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i have a horrible habit of grinding my teeth in my sleep subconciously, and i saw Ronnie Renner with a mouth guard on the Great Ride Open, and i thought i should look into getting one. I saw them today at wal mart with a 10k dental guarantee for one year haha. does anyone else wear a mouth guard? it would suck going up to a hot chick and smilin with a gnarly grill cause you chipped your teeth casing a big jump :busted:

My grandson races only with a mouth guard. We use the "Brain Pad" is what its called. You have to boil it, then form it to his mouth. We use the Low Pro +

Brain Pad

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ocasionally i use a mouth guard simply because some times i clamp down hard when i ride , personally i like wearing one riding . i use a shock absorber one that is supposed to reduce the chance of getting knocked out when your hit in the chin really hard .

i have a friend who knocked his teeth out with a full face helmet on . there fine now but what a pain in the but for a year .

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talk to your dentist .. they can make one off of a mold that fits way better then when you buy a cheap one and mold it yourself.

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I wear one occasionally. I prefer to not buy the super spendy one because I tend to loose them.

I really like these:

http://www.shockdoctor.com/product/gel-max-mouthguard.aspx

But, they also have different ones of differing grades. They are super comfortable and I've found while riding that I do tend to grit my teeth pretty hard. The mouthguard relieves a lot of the tenseness while riding and also protects my teeth.

Here are a couple more Shock Doctor products:

http://www.shockdoctor.com/product/power-gel-ultra.aspx

Upper and lower guard with breathing hole:

http://www.shockdoctor.com/product/power-double.aspx

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FWIW, I've worn mine to sleep a few times as well and have noticed it helped me sleep well and not grind my teeth.

The dentist suggestion isn't a bad one either.

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A cheap .97 cent on molded correctly won't interfere with breathing or get dirty. I've worn them for years. HS football. Tae Kwon Do ect... I just buy them at WallyWorld and cut the tether off. I rinse after every ride. If your mouth gets a little dry chew small bit of your favorite gum and add it to the back(Molars).

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This is a good thread. I just chipped (2) teeth back in Sept in a dirt nap that could/would have been prevented w/ one of these (not the crash, but the chipped teeth). :busted:

As for going up to some hot chic w/ jacked up teeth, I got that covered w/ these:

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I don't get the "not breathing" thing...aren't you suppose to breath through your nose when riding? I do...it helps with fogging the goggles so much. :busted:

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picked up this from Target today someone gave me a gift card so i put it to good use, def a nice guard very squishy and comfortable not hard and pointy like the cheap ones

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/191-7209013-6059856?ASIN=B001A2X3UQ&AFID=Froogle&LNM=B001A2X3UQ|Franklin_Adult_Gel_Mouthguard_with_Detachable_Strap&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=B001A2X3UQ&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001

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The not being able to breath is not true. It is just getting used to it. Don't use it long term for sleeping, if it was not made specifically for night use by a Dentist. You could get long term TMJ problems.

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