Recently we were given the opportunity to review a Gel Max Flavor Fusion Mouthguard from Shock Doctor for my teen. Now to some I know this prospect would not of been high on the list of excitement … but for me I was really pleased … yep I am that sad!
Now I am going to take you back
21 years ago a few years ago, I was then a nothing could phase me teen with gloriously white shiny teeth and a ego the size of a hockey pitch!
Although I was advised by so many that while I played hockey I should have a gum shield and put it off time and time again…. big mistake!
As the stick flew towards my face time seemed to slow down and for some reason my reflexes would not work as quick as my brain ……
The pain I felt was excruciating!
A trip to the emergency dentist confirmed my worst fears … my 2 top front teeth were going black and after all the swelling and healing only time would tell but it wasn’t looking good!
For about 6 weeks my teeth remained the same and then things changed .. the colour dissipated and they returned to their white colour. I have to this day thanked my lucky stars that I got to keep my teeth .. its was a lesson well learnt and one I hoped my teen would actively support knowing her Mum’s teeth dramas.
I was wrong … my teen has refused to get one fitted … hence my earlier excitement! .. so not so nuts am I?!
What Do Shock Doctor Say:
“We took the #1 selling Gel Max mouthguard, renowned for its superior fit and protection, and added flavors that taste great with no compromise in performance. The ultimate flavored mouthguard from the number one mouthguard brand in the world.”
- High impact shock absorption
- Gel fit
- Can be used strapped or strapless
What We Thought:
From the first moment we unpackaged the mouthguard we could smell the fruit! so top marks for that!
The actual fitting of the gum shield was super, soak in boiling water for a set time (60 seconds), rinse under cold water for a second fit .. bite down and push round gums and when completed soak it in ice water (or super cold water) then repeat if needed.
She was really impressed with the flavour and said it was super fruity.
Now for me if it fits well and Beth is happy with the taste and fit thats ticking all the boxes in my book.
My only gripe would be that they instructions were so so small I was squinting to try and read it! so some bigger instructions please.
All in all, I or should I say Beth, has been super happy with the gum shield … and now at least I can feel better about her wearing one and she can wear one that tastes nice!
Disclaimer: This product was given to us for the purposes of reviewing. All thoughts and opinions were made independently by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse