Usefulness of Mouth Guard in Active Sports
Jitender Batra*, Gyanander Attresh and Shanander Sambyal
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pt. B.D Sharma U.H.S, Rohtak, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jitender Batra
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences
Pt. B.D Sharma U.H.S, Rohtak, Haryana, 124001, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 28, 2014; Accepted Date: September 03, 2014; Published Date: September 15, 2014
Citation: Batra J, Attresh G, Sambyal S (2014) Usefulness of Mouth Guard in Active Sports. J Sports Med Doping Stud 4:146. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.1000146
Copyright: © 2014 Batra J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Mouth guard is a flexible appliance worn over the teeth by the persons engaged in contact sports. Mouth guards reduce the traumatic impacts and act by preventing the impact from reaching the oral region or by cushioning, absorbing, or distributing the impact forces. They can be of stock type; mouth formed; or custom fitted type. Mouth Guard helps to protect against chipped or broken teeth, root and bone damage, and tooth loss and safeguards against serious injuries such as jaw fracture, cerebral hemorrhage, concussion and neck injuries. Compulsory and regular use of a mouth guard is beneficial in both ways i.e. protection from injury and increase in sportsman efficiency in certain sports. This short communication also highlights the basic requirements and uses of mouth guards.