Mouthguards

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Abstract:

This one-page handout educates people about the benefits of using a mouthguard when participating in sports to prevent serious injury. It explains why mouthguards can prevent damage to the teeth, lips, tongue, and jaws, as well as serious injuries such as concussions. It discusses choosing a mouthguard for proper fit and identifies mouthguard types, recommending guards custom-made by a dentist for best fit and protection. The document provides advice for mouthguard care and cleaning, and includes tips for avoiding oral injuries while playing sports.

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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Mouth protectors, Oral health, Sports equipment
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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