BJJ Poll: Do You Wear a Mouthguard While Training?

To say that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a contact sport is an understatement. When we are not intentionally seeking to choke our opponents unconscious or bring our opponents’ limbs just to the point before breaking, there is plenty of room for accidental injury (as in most sports). We do not use strikes in jiu-jitsu but nonetheless, an inadvertent knee, elbow, or head, coming towards one’s face can easily turn one’s pearly whites into unpleasant sights!

Do you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth when training BJJ? Vote in our poll, and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts in the comments section for this post. Feel free to also leave us a quick voicemail about your experience by calling 877-247-4662 and we may include it in an upcoming episode of The FightWorks Podcast.

(The idea for this poll came from a conversation held at our Dinner with the Family! Thanks guys!)

8 Replies to “BJJ Poll: Do You Wear a Mouthguard While Training?”

  1. A guy in my guard accidentally bumped his head into my chin. The collision cracked one of my teeth. It cost $900 to repair.

  2. Hi,
    I also only wear whilst rolling – not during drilling or warm-up. A few of our guys wear them if we are practicing throws too.

  3. Always wear a mouthguard!

    EVERYTIME i´ve rolled without a mouthguard i´ve beaten my tongue, or the inner wall of my cheeks, and i do mean everytime. So please do yourself a favor and always wear your mouth piece. Also don´t be a chap $%#$% and get yourself the best possible protection, it´s your teeth we´re talking about!

  4. I remember I never used one before until I met up with a guy who’d power his way thru collar chokes. The first time rolled with him I tucked my chin and wasnt in danger of passing out but he put on so much pressure on my jaw that I was grinding my teeth! I immediately tapped out for fear of any kind of damage. With a mouthguard I can deal with those kind of guys and their sloppy chokes much longer without any fear of chipping a tooth.

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