Mouthguards for the Prevention of Dental Injuries and Concussions: Clinical Effectiveness


( Last Updated : February 12, 2016)
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RB0961-000

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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of mouthguards for the reduction in the number and severity of dental injuries resulting from contact sports?

  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of mouthguards for the reduction in the number and severity of concussions resulting from contact sports?


Key Message

Three systematic reviews, one randomized controlled trial, and five non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of mouthguards for the prevention of dental injuries or concussions during contact sports.