A technique for fabricating modern athletic mouthguards

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2005 May;33(5):399-408.

Abstract

The prevention and treatment of orofacial trauma is now a very important part of the general practice. Children as well as adults are participating more in events where the probability of trauma is apparent. Attendance at health clubs and gymnasiums is on the rise. With the increase in sports participation comes an increase in orofacial injuries. The general population is taking its health more seriously. Athletic participation is on the rise, and Title IX has introduced increased female participation at all levels. This only increases the possibility that our patients will present themselves in our offices with the need for trauma treatment and also our opinions on the methods of preventing such traumatic experiences.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Child
  • Dental Impression Technique
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth Protectors*
  • Polyvinyls
  • Sports Equipment*
  • Tooth Injuries / prevention & control*

Substances

  • Polyvinyls
  • ethylenevinylacetate copolymer