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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