Why would I wear a Gum Shield?
A gum shield is an important part of your martial arts equipment. Primarly, it serves as a teeth protector. In addition, it ensures that your jaws are held together. If your jaw is open during (kick)boxing, nasty injuries can occur, like a broken jaw. A gum shield also ensures that a big part of the impact of a punch is absorbed.
What kind of Gum Shield do I need?
There are various types of gum shields. For people with normal teeth, the silicone or gel gum shields are recommended. A gel gum shield offers more protection than a silicone gum shield. They are generally worn only around the upper teeth. If your lower teeth are going over your upper teeth, you could choose to wear a double gum shield like the Adidas Gum Shield.
How do I mold my Gum Shield?
In order to ensure the perfect fit, you can mold the gum shield to the shape of your teeth. Just follow the steps below.
- Place the gum shield in warm water for a maximum of 20 seconds.
- Cool for a short period of time under the cold tap and put it in your mouth.
- Mold it to the shape of your upper teeth with your fingers and tongue.
- Bite down on the gum shield with your lower teeth and suck on it.
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