Author(s): Flanders RA, Bhat M
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Abstract This pilot study of sports-related injuries in Illinois confirms that football players do not encounter orofacial injuries as often as other athletes. The authors attribute this to mandatory use of faceguards and mouth protectors in football and recommend that mouthguards be used by all players of contact sports.
This article was published in J Am Dent Assoc
and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies