Wearing a mouth guard is essential, but did you know some mouth guard makers warranty dental?
Just yesterday while doing wall drills one of my teammates chipped a tooth because he was not wearing his mouth guard which prompted this article. A mouth guard is a great investment and should be the first piece of equipment any combat sport (Or any sport), athlete buys. Not only does a mouth guard protect your teeth, but it also helps absorb the shock from punches, helping reduce the likelihood of a knock out and even a busted lip. Dental costs are outrageous the price of fixing damaged teeth can add up quickly:
- Dental crowns: $250-$2,000, depending on the location and type of crown
- Fillings: $100-$500
- Root canal therapy: $500-$1,000, depending on location and severity of tooth damage
- Implant: This can cost anywhere up to $6,000 for a single tooth!
On top of that, some insurances only cover a percentage of the cost or might have outrageously high deductibles. Even worse some insurance plans will not cover you if it was a sports incident. This is why wearing a mouth guard is essential! Not only does wearing a mouth guard make the odds of having a dental injury reduced dramatically, but most of the companies that make mouth guards are so confident in their product that they will cover the cost of dental injuries up to a predetermined amount. After a short time searching the best deal I found was on Amazon. The product is actually a 2 pack of mouth guards for $11.10 with $35,000 Warranty, that is 2 mouth guards for under $12.00 and $35,000 to pay for any dental injury incurred while wearing one of them:
I always wear my mouth guard when I train, it not only protects my teeth but it gives me the confidence of knowing my teeth are protected which allows me to fight more bravely. Please comment below to let us know what you think about this article, all comments welcome.