By Julie Terrone, Contributing Blogger
I remember when I played Field Hockey and Girls’ Lacrosse as a high school and college athlete and I had to wear a mouth guard. It was always an ordeal to mold my mouth guard because I had to cut it the size of my small mouth. I had braces, so the mouth guard was never a comfortable fit and made me have dry mouth while playing. These days, my kids have an excellent alternative to those old, bulky mouth guards of the past with the new MoGo Sport flavored mouth guard in youth sizes!
I have 3 very active young athletes who play contact sports, so these mouth guards could potentially save us from costly dental bills and buckets full of tears! My 6 year old son plays Flag Football and while a mouth guard is not mandatory at this age, I want him to wear one. Also, my 8 year old daughter plays Girls’ Lacrosse and a mouth guard is a mandatory piece of safety equipment. Marisa was given the bulky mouth guard to mold for this past spring. Since she is at the age of losing teeth and it was her first time molding a mouth guard, I went ahead and used the bulky child sized one to introduce her to the process of molding. Well that was a nightmare and she disliked wearing the mouth guard all season because it was not comfortable. After the season and hoping she would lose her baby teeth, I promised her we would get the flavored one she had been requesting and since some of her friends had it too. Timing is everything: Thanks to MoGo for contacting me to review their youth sized flavored mouth guards, and sending me a bubblegum for her.
Now after carefully following the directions and molding the MoGo flavored mouth guard, she actually likes wearing it because it fits well, it tastes great and it stays in her mouth.
Happy kid = happy mom.
FEATURES OF THE MOUTH GUARD:
The great thing about the mouth guard is that the flavor is embedded in plastic, without sugar, calories or harmful chemicals. All flavors and materials are FDA compliant & BPA free. It comes in 6 Mouthwatering Flavors & Colors. The mouth guard’s refreshing flavor lasts wear after wear, allowing for optimum protection and breath-ability through airway channels. HINT: remove the mouth guard to refresh your pallet with some water if you feel the flavoring is not as prominent; you will notice the flavor is back once you replace it in your mouth. All MoGo products come with $10,000 Dental Warranty because it has created a product that solves age old problems athletes of all levels face, which leads to better safety and fewer lost teeth for all.
WHO CAN WEAR IT:
Youth Size: 11 Years and Younger costs $11.95 (not for *braces)
Adult Size: 12 and Older costs $11.95
MoGo M1 mouth guards come in both Adult and Youth sizes Available in six mouthwatering flavors: blue raspberry, fruit punch, lemon, orange, bubble gum and mint (and more to come).
*Athletes age 10 and up with braces can use the specifically designed MoGo Braces Performance Flavored Mouth guard which costs $18.95. MoGo manufactures the only flavored mouth guard series that fits over orthodontics! I would pay $19 or so to protect thousands of dollars’ worth of dental work!
MoGo is also running a special Back to School season promotion – “like” Mogo on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mogo.sport) and get a buy one get one free code for when ordering from www.mogosport.com. Offer available through August 31, 2013
WHERE CAN YOU GET IT: MoGo products are available online at www.mogosport.com, Amazon.com and at specialty retailers such as City Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dunham’s, Eastbay, Hibbett’s, Modells, Total Hockey and others.
SOME PROS WHO WEAR IT: MoGo is the preferred mouthguard of professional athletes including Colin Kaepernick – NFL star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Evgeni “Geno” Malkin – reigning NHL MVP and superstar center for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and other top sports figures from MMA, lacrosse, rugby, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding.
Thank you MoGo Sport for sending me 3 youth sized flavored mouth guards for this review.