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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A

Mouthguards and its importance in prevention of sports related orofacial injuries: A review.


Author(s): Sanajay Kumar, A.P Nirmal Raj

Abstract: One of the recent and upcoming fields of dentistry is sports dentistry. It is related to the study, prevention as well as management of the orofacial traumatic injuries occurring during different outdoor and indoor sports. Young children and adults usually face various sports related orofacial injuries, which can harm lips, cheeks, tongue and teeth. One of the important aspects of this is the prevention of such types of injuries by wearing of basic protective equipment’s like mouthguards. Many of the sportsmen as well as dental practitioners are usually not aware of the importance and use of the mouthguards. This present article gives brief review of the mouthguards and its importance in prevention of sports related orofacial injuries.

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How to cite this article:
Sanajay Kumar, A.P Nirmal Raj. Mouthguards and its importance in prevention of sports related orofacial injuries: A review.. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 1(4): 18-19.
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