Friday, May 1, 2015
I’m all for protecting the dentition when participating in sports. We make a lot of mouthguards every year for the Lee’s Summit School District. I’ve been the consulting dentist for Lee’s Summit Sports Teams for over 20 years now and it’s a lot of fun and rewarding knowing I’m protecting the the teeth, face, and helping to reduce concussions.
In fact, I make mouthguard for those playing varsity sports in the LS school district free of charge. I do it because I think it’s the right thing to do and because I know it helps kids that might not be able to afford a high quality mouthguard.
Now comes word from Las Vegas that Floyd Mayweather is wearing a mouthguard that few people could afford. His custom made mouthguard contain parts of $100 bills, gold flake, diamond dust, pretty much anything that has “value” that can be put into it. The cost? Only a cool $25,000. That’s not a typo, it’s 25 THOUSAND for one. The TMT logo that can be seen in many of these is for the organization surrounding Mayweather that he calls “The Money Team”.
The photo above, courtesy of TMZ.com shows a few of the high priced protectors. You can also order these for yourself for a cost of $250. I’m guessing that’s probably sans the precious metal & gems.
Posted by John Flucke at 06:00