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Chapter-21 Sports Dentistry and Mouth Protection

BOOK TITLE: Essentials of Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. Asnani Kanchan Harikishan
ISBN
9788184487428
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11351_21
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. College of Dental Science and Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Abstract

Sports dentistry has basically two major components—management of orofacial injuries and prevention of sports related orofacial injuries. Mouth protection for child and adolescent athletes is achieved by the use of an intraoral mouth guards, helmets and facemasks which reduces the frequency and severity of craniofacial and intraoral injuries. The most important aspect of dental professional responsibility to a young athletic child and adolescent patient is to act as an advocate with sports regulatory agencies, various school boards to promote the use of mouth guards in various sports in which they are mandatory so to prevent future traumatic sports-related injuries and protect our athletes.

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