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  • Custom Gum Shield for Rugby

    Your teeth are unique from the length of your teeth to your gums. A conventional gum shield can therefore not offer you optimal dental protection.

    Dental Armor has a specially adapted shock and impact-absorbing layer to offer you the best possible protection for rugby.

    We take impressions of your upper and lower jaw so that we can optimally adapt the rugby gum shield to your teeth. This means you are also protected against side blows.

    Rugby is a rough sport, that's why your gum shield is additionally reinforced in the front tooth area.

  • Made to Measure in Germany

    Our laboratory is located in Northern Germany and we source the material for your gum shield exclusively from Germany.

    Your gum shield is personally crafted by our owner Andreas Valtingojer, who has more than 30 years of experience in the dental industry.

  • Ultimate Comfort

    No more falling out, no more choking, no more shortness of breath, and no more sore gums! 

    Never lose another thought about your gum shield during rugby training!

    Dental Armor even makes talking a lot easier and drinking will no longer be an obstacle.

  • Better Breathing

    Our innovative design makes the rugby mouthguard thinner at the back of the mouth, allowing you to breathe more freely.

    Experience the difference in comfort and performance with our sophisticated rugby gum shield.

  • 1. Order gum shield online and receive impression kit by post

  • 2. Make an impression of your teeth and send it back to our laboratory

  • 3. Receive your custom gum shield by post

The Dentists' Choice for Rugby Mouthguards, Now Available to You

When you go to the dentist to have a custom rugby gum shield made, they send your impressions to a dental technician - that's us!

With Dental Armor you can order directly from us and save yourself expensive and time consuming visits to the dentist.

We send you the impression kit, you send us the impressions of your teeth back and you get your rugby gum shield delivered straight to your door.

Rugby Gum Shield for Kids

Protection against dental injuries is especially important during childhood when teeth are still growing and changing.

Our specially designed hockey kids mouthguard protects not only the teeth, but also the jaw and gums from knocks and blows.

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Andreas Valtingojer, Chief Dental Technician

"I have been in the dental industry for over 30 years and have supplied dentists with my gum shields.

Just as you carefully choose who makes your braces, you should also pay attention to who makes your gum shield.

At Dental Armor, each and every gum shield is made by me personally in our own laboratory in Germany."

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Perfect Fit or Money Back

Our commitment to quality: If you are not satisfied with the fit of your Dental Armor mouthguard, we will fix the problem, send you a replacement or give you a refund. It's as simple as that.

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Is it possible to order in bulk? Are there quantity discounts?

Yes, we offer bulk orders and quantity discounts for sports clubs and larger groups.

We will send the impression kits to one address (e.g. your gym) so you can all make the impressions together and send them back to us collectively.

Please write us a message in the chat (bottom right) with the number of people and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I order a junior rugby gum shield for my child/teenager?

Yes, that's no problem at all.

Please help your child with the imprints and fill in the enclosed form on behalf of your child.

How should a gum shield fit for rugby?

A rugby gum shield must fit properly to provide optimal protection and comfort. Here are the key elements for a good fit:

  1. Tight fit to the teeth: The rugby gum shield should stick firmly to your teeth without having to hold it with your tongue or lips. It should not wobble or be loose.
  2. Even pressure distribution: It should distribute pressure evenly across all teeth to ensure maximum protection and comfort.
  3. Clear airway: The rugby gum shield should not obstruct breathing. Adequate airways are crucial for endurance and performance.
  4. Speaking and swallowing: You should be able to talk and swallow with the rugby gum shield on without it moving or becoming uncomfortable.
  5. Comfort and no gagging: The rugby gum shield should not sit too far back to avoid gagging and should provide general comfort.
  6. Customisation: The best solution is a custom rugby gum shield, such as the one from Dental Armor, which is precisely adapted to the shape of your teeth and jaw and custom-made by a specialist.

What is the best gum shield for rugby?

There are different types of rugby gum shields, which vary in quality:

  1. Standard Boil and Bite: Websites such as Amazon offer a quick solution with a wide range of cheap gum shields.
  2. Dentists: For a customised gum shield, you can go to a dentist. These are more expensive but offer great best fit and protection.
  3. Dental Armor: The ideal solution for anyone who is looking for a high-quality rugby gum shield but doesn't want the high cost and hassle of a visit to the dentist. With Dental Armor, the impression material is sent to your home. You simply take the impression of your teeth and send it back. A dental technician then creates the customised rugby gum shield and delivers it directly to you.

Which gum shield for rugby?

Choosing the right gum shield for rugby depends on various factors:

  1. Comfort and fit: a gum shield should be comfortable, fit well and not impede breathing. "Boil-and-bite" models are inexpensive, but do not offer the same level of protection and comfort as a custom rugby gum shield from Dental Armor.
  2. Material and quality: Cheaper models can be less comfortable and wear out more quickly. Dental Armor only uses materials from Germany for its rugby gum shield.
  3. Personal preferences: Some rugby players prefer gum shields with specific designs, colours or brands. However, it is important that style is never prioritised over safety.

Why do rugby players wear gum shields?

A gum shield for rugby offers several important benefits:

  1. It protects the teeth and jaw: It prevents teeth from being damaged or knocked out and protects the jaw from fractures.
  2. Shock absorption: The rugby gum shield absorbs and distributes the force of blows to the face, reducing the risk of injury to the mouth and jaw.
  3. Cuts prevention: It helps prevent cuts to the lips and oral mucosa that can be caused by teeth.
  4. Brain protection: By cushioning blows, it can indirectly help reduce the transmission of shock waves to the brain, reducing the risk of concussion.
  5. Improve concentration: rugby players can concentrate better when they are less worried about mouth injuries.

A gum shield is therefore an essential part of rugby protection.