Prevention of intraoral trauma in sports

Dent Clin North Am. 1991 Oct;35(4):657-66.


Dental, oral, facial, and cranial injuries can be reduced by the use of mouthguards and faceguards. Disadvantages of mouthguard use are based mostly on lack of information. There is a growing endorsement for the use of mouthguards and faceguards, presenting the dental profession with a major opportunity to improve the oral health of athletes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Mouth / injuries*
  • Mouth Protectors*
  • Tooth Injuries*