Kyogo Furuhashi regained his goal-scoring groove for Celtic by scoring in their win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Cup fifth round, but it was his teeth that gained a lot of surprising attraction on social media after the entertaining clash.
The 25-year-old has been a pretty consistent forward for the Scottish heavyweights since joining them in 2021, even though he has gone through topsy-turvy spells this season.
He did get his second goal in as many Scottish Cup games this season by scoring the opening goal for his side to power their 2-0 victory over St. Mirren. The pictures of his celebrations and his beaming smile after the goal got some supporters talking about his dental situation
Has Kyogo Furuhashi Gotten A New Seth Of Teeth?
Furuhashi loves celebrating his goals passionately and did just the same with his impressive strike against St. MIrren. However, his beaming nature made some of the watchers come under the consideration that he might’ve gotten a new set of teeth – because his dental structure looked a little overly-bright.
Now, it’s not like the Japanese forward has ‘bad teeth’ or anything strange about his teeth, but his smile almost had a strange spark in the St. Mirren clash.
With that being said, a closer look at his teeth makes it clear that Furuhashi is actually wearing a set of white gum shield and has not ‘brightened’ his teeth or anything at all. For those unknowing, a gum shield is a protective gear that can be inserted inside an athlete’s mouth to protect their teeth.
Why Is Furuhashi Wearing Gumshield?
While it’s not common to see footballers wearing gumshield, with the protective gear mostly being used by professional boxers or in MMA, there are advantages for wearing a gum shield in football too. Scottish football has the tendency to get physical at times and Furuhashi cannot be blamed for wanting to protect his teeth and avoid any potential dental injury.
There are many benefits of wearing a gum shield, as it protects the teeth from being broken or knocked out. It can also help protect the mouth against serious injuries, which is quite regular in football.
Furuhashi could have actually gotten inspired by his Celtic teammate and fellow Japanese footballer Reo Hatate – who in the past has stirred some controversy by wearing blue gum shields during Celtic’s matches – with that being the colour of rivals Rangers.
Kyogo wanted to avoid that kind of drama and just ended up picking the colour white, which creates this illusion that he might’ve gotten a new set of white teeth or had implants inserted. That, however, isn’t the case as the Japanese forward is just trying to be more careful and not lose his perfectly original teeth.