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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2005;32(3): 537-542.
MOUTHGUARD FOR PREVENTING ORAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN
Kyoung-Hee Kim, Jong-Soo Kim, Seung-Hoon You
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook University
Corresponding Author: Jong-Soo Kim ,Tel: 041-550-1931, Email: jskim@dku.edu
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ABSTRACT
Dentofacial trauma can result in tooth fracture, avulsion, facial bone fracture. The Unites states and Japan mandated the use of mouthguards for contact sports. But, Korean didn't. Mouthguards divided into ready-made type and custom-made type. Mouthguards protect the lips, intraoral soft tissues, teeth and provide the mandible with resilient support to prevent jaw fracture and dislocations. Sports-related accidents have been reported to be one of the most common causes of dentofacial trauma. Sports trauma of involving teeth with incomplete root formation cause long chair time, multiple visit, economic considerations, additional dental services. So, mouthguards can offer considerable protection against sports-related trauma.
Keywords: Mouthguard | Dentofacial trauma
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