Category: Mouth Guards


Dusty, Busty, Musty Old English Teachers, The Stresses Of A Ref And Looking Like Wallace & Grommit!

This is my 11th Blog for Roller Derby UK. That’s about 15000 words so far! Nearly enough for my book! (I like to aim high) Just maybe!?

I never thought that I would actually enjoy writing every week. I guess it helps to be passionate about the subject, but to be honest with you, I was put off taking my English education any further than the school gates when I was younger. My best friend and I spent most of the time shut in the stationary cupboard by our English teacher!

She thought she was punishing us but we didn’t half have fun in that cupboard which became our second home! There was a T.V (which didn’t work, much to our dismay, as our lesson was bang on neighbours time after lunch) There was also a window so pretending we had … Read More »



VampeRia – Derby Gum Shield Review

Posted on 30th May, by admin in Mouth Guards, Roller Derby. No Comments

Now we have started doing some contact and pack work we all have to have a gum shield us girlies like to play rough you know!

I have done Tae Kwon Do for 9 years now and had been using a shock doctor mouth guard for when I do sparring and although it served its purpose it made me gag! I decided that as I had so much work done at the orthodontist as a kid, my teeth are way too precious to scrimp on a properly fitting gum shield. I spoke to my own dentist who charges £85 for a custom one and then did some research online. I came across a derby forum where www.gumshields.com came highly recommended, these guys also sponsor LRG! I had a look on their website and found the perfect design to fit … Read More »


Gum Shield Review – Opro Shield Mouth Guard

Posted on 23rd May, by Martin in Mouth Guards, Roller Derby. No Comments

Gum shield I didn’t bother with for the first few sessions. It was only when we started doing pack work that I needed one.

So once again I went off to JJB and picked up a cheap one that you put in hot water, bite down on then it moulds themselves to the shape of your teeth. It was am Opro Shield Mouth Guard and can be found here>>

Mine fitted really well when I did it but a few of my friends really struggled with theirs. Mine was fine until I had to use it for more than three minutes and it made my gums bleed and I looked like I had just bitten the head off of a vampire bat. So I am going to look at other mouth guards and will let you know which ones I really … Read More »




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