The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Competitors Need a Mouthguard
Children can start training in BJJ from the time they are four years old, and adults can start at any time in their life. It’s an exciting martial art that focuses on ground fighting and teaches some of the techniques used in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions. Learning BJJ has many benefits, including learning effective self-defense methods for real-world situations. BJJ also provides dynamic and fun workouts that help develop a healthy love for fitness. Mastering the martial art develops greater self-confidence and self-respect as well as improved manners and reactions to authority figures. But BJJ is a type of fighting and isn’t a benign activity, so if you’re practicing it, you should consider wearing a durable mouthguard like the Game On mouthguard for BJJ.
BJJ focuses on takedowns and ground fighting, and as you are struggling with your opponent, it can be easy to end up with a knee or elbow to your face. This isn’t part of the approved attacks, but it can happen by accident to even the best martial artist. Without a proper mouthguard for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, this can end up in the loss or loosening of a tooth or lacerations from the teeth on the soft tissue of your mouth. These kinds of injuries can be very painful as well as cause expensive dental treatment.
If you have traditional metal braces, you’re at even higher risk. The wires and brackets can cause worse lacerations than your teeth alone to your cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue. Not only that, but your orthodontic gear can get damaged and repairs can cost quite a bit and delay your progress. Whatever your level of engagement with this martial art, you should consider wearing a high-quality mouthguard for BJJ.
What’s the best mouthguard for BJJ?
Dental and sports professionals agree that the best mouthguard for BJJ is one that can be custom-fit to your teeth for maximum protection and comfort. The Game On mouthguard for BJJ is made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which was created with the help of dental professionals to provide superior protection and a high degree of comfort. The material is strong enough to protect your teeth and soft tissues from some of the worst damages that could happen during BJJ.
Our VistaMaxx material is also soft and flexible enough to be comfortable to wear. You might not think that comfort is important in protective gear, but the fact is, if your mouthguard is not comfortable, you’ll be less likely to wear it. A mouthguard that stays in your locker is 100% ineffective, so we made our mouthguards for BJJ to be comfortable and durable.
When you first receive your Game On mouthguard for BJJ, you will mold it to your teeth. There’s no need to boil it like with so many other mouthguard brands. Instead, you just need to put it in the microwave for a few seconds and then dunk it in cold water. It only takes a couple of minutes to completely customize your Game On mouthguard.
Another benefit of VistaMaxx material is that it does not absorb water, saliva, or bacteria. This makes it easy to keep clean and ready for use. All you need to do is wash it with gentle soap and warm water after each BJJ workout and put it in its ventilated case to dry naturally. If you like, you can put it in its case and toss it in the dishwasher to clean it along with your dishes. Whatever is easiest for you works well.
The Game On mouthguard for BJJ is the first mouthguard on the market that has been accepted by the American Dental Association, which indicates its high quality. It is free of PVC, BPA, phthalates, and latex for your safety.
There are other benefits of using the Game On mouthguard for BJJ. For one, you can customize it in a few different ways. You have a choice of a wide variety of colors so you can order your mouthguard in your favorite color or in the color that matches your BJJ belt. You can also have your name or another word or short phrase printed on your mouthguard in your choice of fonts. The mouthguards come in adult and youth sizes so you and your child can get matching mouthguards if you do BJJ together.
How can I get a Game On mouthguard for BJJ?
The Game On mouthguard for BJJ was developed for your protection and comfort. It’s accepted by the ADA so you can rely on it being a top-quality mouthguard. You can customize it in a variety of ways so it matches your personality. Order the best mouthguard for BJJ online today and improve your dental protection during workouts and competitions.