How do mouthguards protect?

When participating in contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, boxing, hockey, etc. athletes are often punched or hit in the lower parts of their faces. Direct impact may fracture the front teeth, and a great amount of force could fracture the lower jaw, or even lead to concussion. Mouthguards serve as shock absorbers that are able to capture the impact and disperse the energy of the blow over a larger area. Click on the DOWNLOAD to see article.

Date
: 07 June 2013
Year
: 2013
Volume
: Vol 34 No 2
Publication
: Sports Trader, April/May 2013
Publication Page
: 53
Media Type
: Article
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