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I rock one once and awhile because my braces make my teeth line up a little weird and it huts my teeth right now on hard impacts.
But mouth guards are much better concussion preventers then helmets, mainly because a concussion happends because of the impact between the brain and the skull. I'm pretty sure they absorb the shockwaves generated from your brain hitting your skul.l In a sense the mouth guard is a shock absorber for your brain. Whereas a helmet just increases the time of impact resulting in slightly less G's to your head but not prevent your brain from hitting your skull. Helmets are more for preventing skull fractors and less for concussions tho they do help a little.
WTF? a mouth gaurd protects your teeth and a helmet protects your head. niether of them did the other ones job last time I checked. am I missing something? when I crack my skull on a rail how is a mouth gaurd gonna save me?
I can see using both though. I'm sure a mouth guard would help a lot. I'm just saying it shouldn't take the place of a helmet.
valid point yes. I am still very prone to cracking my skull or cutting my head open but I mean if your going to argue that then should you not be wearing some kind of protection on the rest of your body to prevent from cutting your arms or legs or stomach up? I realize my brain is the most important part of my body but wearing a mouth guard is still a great alternative to nothing.
and the kid above me wow. you are really uneducated in how a mouth guard works my friend. wikipedia that shit and take a lesson.
check if people in your town have custom mouthguard fitting buisnesses, i know where i live theres a lady who custom makes them out of her basement for 45 bucks.
They're better then all dentist ones, the dentists in this town all refer kids to her.