I had to retire my favorite rugby mouthguard this weekend. It was just too vile and multicolored to put in my mouth again. I think it was several years old, but it fit well. Here I have readied my new set of mouthguards for the season/year. It’s nice to see they also come in cotton candy pink.
mouthguards
To fit a mouthguard, you have to dip them in boiling water for about 20 seconds. Remove from boiling water and dip in cool water for a few seconds. Fish it out and put in mouth, bite down and suck to fit. Repeat if mouthguard doesn’t stay affixed to the upper maxillary set of teeth. It has to stick like dentures, especially if you’re in a position where you have to issue commands or yell a lot. Otherwise it flies out of your mouth during play.
If your mouthguards are getting dirty or foul, rinse thoroughly in cool water, and soak overnight in a solution of your favorite mouthwash. Then they’ll be minty fresh for your next match! You can do that with your toothbrushes too – I learned that from an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, wherein Jai actually had something useful to say for a change.

7 Comments

  1. jredmond.myopenid.com says:

    Love the cotton-candy pink… it seems appropriate for when you have to tackle straight guys.
    As for Jai, I think his main purpose was to distract the straight guy from what the other four were doing. “Come over here, let’s talk about how you’re going to hold the door for her. Don’t turn around, they aren’t redecorating your living room or anything.”

  2. seth says:

    Personally, I like the cool, multi-gay-striped pillow. Tell us, does it match the drapes?

  3. cb says:

    Love the pink! Hope you win!

  4. 207guy says:

    Ah, I still remember PeeWee Hockey when my Dad helped me fit my first mouthguard. If only he’d soaked it in cold water first…OUCH!

  5. William says:

    I like the picture. The colors go with everything!
    Proving what a small world the blogosphere really is, I came to your blog via my friend David (abstractnixon), but the first comment to this post is another online friend Jim (scrubnugget).
    I need to go to a rugby match.

  6. studioyvr.wordpress.com says:

    That is really great tip Jimbo. I took your advice and soaked my skanky mouthguard in mouthwash. It cleaned up real nice. And minty fresh is so much nicer than that diluted bleach I had been using (and probably healthier).
    Thanks man.

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