ArmourBite Mouthpiece Review: Teeth Protection for Non-contact Sports + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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What Do You Consider a Contact Sport?

When I think of the term contact sports I think of football, of course. And hockey and martial arts. I take the term contact sport meaning in order to play the game correctly you must have contact with other players. As in a part of you has to touch a part of them which may cause bodily harm. The causing bodily harm is key in my mind. I want nothing to do with sports that cause concussions on a regular basis (for my sons).

Sports where you get fouled for touching (like basketball) or take an accidental slide into a person (like baseball) I don’t consider a contact sport but apparently I am wrong.

To understand this you need to know what is deemed a non-contact sport. Segen’s Medical Dictionary defines a non-contact sport as the following:

A sport in which the players are physically separated such as to make it nearly impossible for them to make physical contact during the course of a game. Examples Tennis, cricket, darts, bowling, volleyball, netball, squash.

I totally get the examples listed and the reasoning behind them. I just don’t agree sports like baseball aren’t non-contact sports. No where in the rules of baseball are you supposed do more than tag another player with the ball. Getting hit in the face with a baseball or pummeled at home because the runner wasn’t paying attention is completely unfortunate. Unfortunate but usually an accident.

For fun here is what the McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine defines as a contact sport:

A sport in which body contact either is an integral component of the sport–eg, boxing, football, martial arts, rugby, wrestling, or commonly occurs while engaged in the sport–eg, basketball, hockey, lacrosse.

Again get the definition. Just maybe don’t agree completely with the basketball part.

ArmourBite Mouthpiece Review

Anyway, as a parent I obviously do not want harm to come to my children. My husband and I decided a while back that we would not allow our children to play football. I know with little kids it’s not so bad and is usually tag, but we really don’t want them to have any taste for it whatsoever. It would just lead to them possibly wanting to play when they get older and can really get hurt.

Granted I know if they want to play, in let’s say college, I of course have no choice then. Hopefully not playing it all their life they will have no yearning to do so.

For now Big Bug is a big baseball fan. He’s nearly been playing for 4 years now and just loves it. When he started there weren’t many rules as far  safety equipment was concerned. Just the other season though, a boy got hit in the face with a baseball and they quickly upped the rules. Now the kids must wear a heart guard, mouth piece, and a cup.

Big Bug took to most of the equipment well. The cup annoys him (which I can imagine). The mouth guard is the real issue. He chews the things up. Like gum or something. They turn into useless pieces of rubber. It’s very annoying.

He wouldn’t have such problem with the ArmourBite Mouthpiece ($29.99). This mouthpiece is specifically designed to prevent kids (or adults) from clamping their teeth hardly together. Teeth clenching can cause headaches and facial/tooth pain which takes away the fun from of any game. I can totally see a bowler grinding his teeth together, trying to line up a play. Can we say headache?

The ArmourBite Mouthpiece relieves these stress inducing symptoms and allows you to concentrate on your sport. There’s no being able to chew it like bubblegum either.

The ArmourBite Mouthpiece is easily molded to the lower jaw in a few minutes. All you do is get a pot of water boiling and as soon as it does turn off the heat. Place the mouthpiece in the water for 45 seconds.

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Then remove from the water and cool for 15 seconds. Press the mouthpiece down onto your lower teeth and bite down normally. Be sure to keep the mouthpiece in your mouth for at least one minute.

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Make sure the yellow bar is pressed tight to your lower front teeth. While the mouthpiece is still in your mouth press your cheeks to pack the mouthpiece against your teeth. Remove and place in cold water for 10 minutes.

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The whole boil and bite process was super easy to do and didn’t bother my son at all. Most importantly it was quick. My son is so impatient.

My son had no problem wearing this the entire length on an indoor baseball game. He could talk normally and had no issues with it. And yay he didn’t get hit in the face! This mouthpiece isn’t designed for impact (although I’m sure it’s better to have this in your mouth than nothing).

To win your very own yellow and clear ArmourBite Mouthpiece please enter the giveaway below. Please choose from youth (-11) or adult (12+) sizes. US, 18+ only.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Jenn McClearn says:

    I would give it to my son to play soccer

  2. I would be playing softball.

  3. my son plays flag football

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