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Oral Health Topics

Mouthguards

Key points:

  • Mouthguard use has been shown to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries
  • An ANSI/SAI standard exists for Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials
  • The ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs encourage patient education about the benefit of mouthguard use.

  • Background
  • Standards
  • Utilization
  • Raising awareness
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Summary
  • References
  • Additional Resources

Prepared by: Center for Science Information, ADA Science Institute
Reviewed by: ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
Last Updated: November 20, 2015