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ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 28 (2015), No. 2     15. July 2015
ARAB DENTAL 28 (2015), No. 2  (15.07.2015)

Page 44-47, Language: Arabic

Prevention of Sport-Caused Orofacial Injuries
Beiruti, N.
Dental injuries are the most frequently occurring orofacial injuries in sports activities. Further, the most serious and life-threatening consequence of orofacial trauma is concussion. Not only do mouthguards protect teeth, but they also protect the head from blows to the jaw that can result in concussions and unconsciousness. This article reviews the different types of sport-caused injuries, as well as their management and prevention. It also highlights the indications and benefits of mouthguard use, and the types of mouthguards.