Boxing

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Boxing

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:30 pm

Hi you guys! Boxing fighters usually wear a plastic piece to protect their teeth before matches. Do you call it "a boxing teeth protector"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Steve, those things are called "mouth guards". They aren't just for combat sports though. They can be used in any sport where there might be impact to the mouth area such as hockey, basketball, American football. I think they originally were for boxing but are becoming more common in many other sports. I think they are required in youth soccer (football) in North America but I don't think many pro players wear them in that sport.
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Post by tony h » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:04 pm

Often called gum shields, although mouth guard seems a better description.
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Post by Phil White » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:36 pm

I would go with "gum shield" as well. It may be a UK/US thing.
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Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:11 am

trolley, tony h and Phil White : I would like to thank you three very much for the terms.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:37 am

Gentlemen a new and excellent use for mouth guards is in the prevention of snoring. My sweetheart who I love and adore and who shares my bed was a snorer of massed pipe band proportions. She now wears a mouth guard that pushes her bottom jaw out slightly. Net result is that we now only have small snuffles, the quality of her sleep has improved, she wakes up refreshed and overall is in much better mood. A win/win if ever there was one.

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