I’m not sexist, or racist, but I have to admit as hard as I try not to judgeÂ peopleÂ by thier appearance, I might be just a bit teethist. Â We all have flaws right?
Well, it would be no good to judge others and not make sure I take care of my choppers. Â Yeah, brush, floss, go to the dentist, all that, but in my line of work, My first priority is to make sure teeth stay connected to my head.
I don’t let students hit me in the head. Â It just isn’t an option. Â I don’t enjoy drooling, or trying to remember my own name, or even wetting myself. Â All a drag, even among friends. Â When I run simulations I have pads that students can strike to simulate hitting the head of their attacker, and that usually works. Â Usually is the key word. Â It happens:
As I mentioned in yesterday’s show, I had a great weekend of training which culminated in some basic RBT. Â Well remember usually. Â Left elbow hard. Â I saw it coming, but not soon enough to completely avoid it. Â Caught me on the tip of the chin. Â It hurt, still does and I’m glad i bet i’ll react quicker next time when somebody leads with a left elbow. Â Most importantly, teeth still in head. Â I give a lot of credit to my new mouth guard.
I went to the Dentist last week and as part of the normal checkup they asked if I had any loose teeth. Â My response was other than a few days after getting hit in the face no. Â 24 hours later I had a new, custom molded, high tech, easy to talk with mouth guard that kept my pearly off whites firmly in place as Z’s left elbow blasted my jaw.
Wear a mouth guard when you train.
- even when you aren’t expecting to get hit in the head, accidents happen
- get one professionally made
- better fit
- more comfortable
- more secure
- easier to talk with
- more likely to be in my mouth when I need it to be
Keep in mind it was ten times as costly as what I could buy at the sporting goods storeÂ and make myself. Â The guards at the sporting goods store are 3.50. Â You do the math.
Talk to your dentist.
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