Prevention of sports-related traumatic dental injuries

Dent Clin North Am. 2000 Jan;44(1):35-51, v-vi.


Many sports-related traumatic dental injuries are preventable with the use of appropriate, properly fitted athletic equipment such as helmets, facemasks, and mouthguards. This article presents information regarding the current generation of athletic mouthguards, and issues a challenge for the development of future independent scientific research that will transform current clinical empiricism into evidence based knowledge in sports dentistry.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Biocompatible Materials / chemistry
  • Equipment Design
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Head Protective Devices
  • Hot Temperature
  • Humans
  • Masks
  • Mouth / injuries*
  • Mouth Protectors / classification
  • Pressure
  • Sports / classification
  • Surface Properties
  • Tooth Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Vacuum


  • Biocompatible Materials