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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/ADA standard exists for Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials
  • The ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP; formerly the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations) and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs encourage patient education about the benefit of mouthguard use.
  • A product earns the ADA Seal of Acceptance by providing scientific evidence that demonstrates safety and efficacy, which the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs carefully evaluates according to objective requirements.
  • Introduction
  • Standards
  • Utilization
  • Raising Awareness
  • ADA Seal of Acceptance
  • Summary
  • References
  • ADA Resources
  • Other Resources
Prepared by: Center for Scientific Information, ADA Science Institute
Reviewed by: ADA Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
Last Updated: August 3, 2018


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