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Prevention of Athletic Dental Injuries: The Mouthguard

  • Steve Mills
  • Emilio Canal
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Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)

Abstract

The athletic mouthguard is the most effective oral protective equipment that is provided to athletes in any sport. This chapter will review dentistry’s biggest contribution to sport. The interesting history of the athletic mouthguard will be discussed. We then explore the types and desired functions of the athletic mouthguard. Material science will be briefly discussed to understand the nature of the protection provided by mouthguards. Finally the fabrication techniques will be discussed and demonstrated to give the reader the tools necessary to fabricate different types of mouthguards for different athletes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Mills
    • 1
  • Emilio Canal
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DentistryScarboroughUSA
  2. 2.General and Sports DentistryRestonUSA

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