• Matthew Tropp

Is wearing a mouthguard in BJJ bad?


BJJ Mouthguard
Is wearing a mouthguard Good or Bad?

What are the pros and cons of wearing a mouth guard in BJJ and why?

These are opinions and in no way are we giving medical advice.

Mouth guards are an important piece of safety equipment for many sports, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). They help to protect the teeth and gums from injury during training or competition.


10 reasons people may not wear a mouthguard in BJJ. 1. Wearing a mouthguard can interfere with your breathing and speaking. 2. Mouthguards can make it difficult to drink water or spit out blood during BJJ matches. 3. They can also obstruct your vision, making it hard to see your opponent's moves. 4. Mouthguards can also fall out during BJJ matches, which can be extremely distracting and dangerous. 5. If you do wear a mouthguard, make sure it fits properly. Otherwise, it can actually do more harm than good. 6. Mouthguards can also increase the risk of choking if they are not fitted properly. 7. Wearing a mouthguard can also make you more susceptible to getting hit in the face. 8. Mouthguards may also reduce your sense of taste and smell. 9. They can also make it difficult to swallow after you wear them. 10. Finally, mouthguards can be expensive and they need to be replaced often.

10 reasons you SHOULD wear a mouthguard in BJJ. (YOUR TEETH) 1. BJJ is a full contact sport. There is a lot of grappling and wrestling involved, which means there is a lot of potential for getting hit in the face. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your jaw from being damaged . 2. BJJ training can be intense, and accidents do happen. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth if you accidentally get hit in the face or head during training. 3. BJJ tournaments are full contact events. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from being damaged or knocked out during competition. 4. BJJ is a physical sport and there is a lot of contact involved. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth and gums from being injured. 5. BJJ training can be intense and accidents do happen. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your tongue from being cut if you accidentally bite it during training. 6. BJJ is a full contact sport and there is a lot of potential for getting hit in the mouth. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your lips and cheeks from being cut or bruised. 7. BJJ training can be intense and accidents do happen. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from being chipped or broken if you accidentally get hit in the face during training. 8. BJJ is a physical sport and there is a lot of contact involved. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from being knocked out or damaged. 9. BJJ training can be intense and accidents do happen. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your jaw from being injured if you accidentally get hit in the face during training. 10. BJJ is a full contact sport and there is a lot of potential for getting hit in the mouth. Wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from being knocked out or damaged. TYPES OF MOUTHGUARDS There are a few different types of mouthguards available on the market.


The most common type is the “boil and bite” mouthguard, which is made of a soft material that you mold to your teeth using hot water. This type of mouthguard is usually less expensive than other types, but it may not fit as well or provide as much protection as other types.

The next type of mouthguard is the “custom-fit” mouthguard. This type is made by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a mold from that impression. Custom-fit mouthguards are more expensive than boil-and-bite mouthguards, but they fit better and provide more protection.

The last type of mouthguard is the “pre-formed” mouthguard. This type of mouthguard is ready to wear out of the package and does not require any molding. Pre-formed mouthguards are usually the least expensive option, but they do not fit as well and may not provide as much protection as other types.

No matter what type of mouthguard you choose, it is important to make sure that it fits well. A mouthguard that is too loose will not stay in place and will not provide adequate protection. A mouthguard that is too tight can be uncomfortable and may make it difficult to breathe.


It is also important to clean your mouthguard after each use to prevent the growth of bacteria.

There are also a few different variations of mouth guards available, including those that cover the upper and lower teeth, or just the upper teeth.

The main advantage of wearing a mouth guard while training or competing in BJJ is that it can help to prevent serious dental injuries. Mouth guards can also help to reduce the risk of concussion by absorbing some of the impact from a blow to the head.

Some disadvantages of mouth guards include the fact that they can make it difficult to breathe and can be uncomfortable to wear. They can also interfere with your ability to speak clearly.

It is important to choose a mouth guard that fits well and is comfortable to wear.


There are a few injuries that can happen if you do not wear a mouthguard during training. First, you can chip or break your teeth. Second, you can hurt your gums, which can lead to infections. Third, you can damage the lining of your mouth, which can lead to ulcers or sores. All of these injuries can be very painful and expensive to treat.

I personally wear a mouthguard when I train. I do not want to break my teeth and have to spend thousands on dental reconstruction.

You can find mouthguards online or at most sporting goods stores.

I hope this bit of information helped you realize the importance of protection when training.

Matthew Tropp - BJJ Report

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