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Old 03-25-2014   #1
 
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Mouth guard

Just curious.....does anyone ever use one? Obviously, you wouldn't want to wear the kind that sticks out of your mouth, but what about the ones that allow you to fully close your mouth?

I can see the argument that is could be a choking hazard but I feel like this is unlikely - of course if you get knocked out it's going to be much more likely.

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Well I have personally never heard of anyone wearing a mouthguard while kayaking but if I were to use one I would use the same kind that I use for my other sports. (link below) These mold perfectly to your teeth and it feels as if you don't have anything in your mouth. It is the same kind that I use for hockey, lacrosse, and any other sport that I would need to wear a mouthguard for. Also, this is kind of an interesting question because typically if you are doing anything that you would need a mouthguard to do, it would probably be smart to wear a full face helmet instead.

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I've considered it. I wear a custom guard for hockey. It's an added bonus for concussion mitigation. I think the chocking matter isn't an issue. They are simply too large in comparison to the cast quantity of water that comprises a major choking hazard. I would imagine a full face is the most effective with a mouth guard being somewhat moot. Though, even the best full face can't keep out that one pointy rock!
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In some clips where Pat Keller is running a big drop (stunt boating) he often has a mouth guard in.

I like the idea of keeping one in my pfd for the occasional big drop, but I wouldn't consider paddling miles and miles with it in my mouth. Although, I have chipped several teeth kayaking.
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I have a a standard mouth guard that I can slip in on the big stuff if needed.. Suck to pull a Jordan and bite your tongue off..
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I have a mouthguard in my PFD Pocket. I put it in when running Entrance and Adrenaline Falls.
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I agree that a full face should be plenty...key word being SHOULD. I was looking at mouth guards and saw one, for $50, that comes with a 15,000 dental warranty - seemed like a decent investment. The guy at the store said he knew the company to stand behind their warranty. Anyway, just food for thought...
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Random dude I rode the chairlift with the other day stuck his in right as we were getting off. Never gave it much thought before, but it couldn't hurt.
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@ednaout,

What is the brand with the 15k guarantee? I wear braces so I need something that's quality.

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It's often $1,000 per tooth coverage...up to $15,000.

A single tooth implant is $5,500+
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