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Prevention of the Oral Injury by Use of the Mouth Guard
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2020;16(1):7-16
Published online March 31, 2020;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2020.16.1.7
© 2020 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Chung-Jae Lee

Department of Dental Technology, Shinhan University, Uijeongbu, Korea
Correspondence to: Chung-Jae Lee
E-mail: best8463@hanmail.net
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5648-0830
Received March 11, 2020; Revised March 29, 2020; Accepted March 30, 2020.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
In modern life, several accidents and/or sports cause injuries to the tooth and maxillofacial bone. The use of a mouth guard or mouth piece can prevent such injuries and the resultant trauma. This study was designed to describe how to individual mouth guards should be constructed as per the clinical indication. Three types of mouth guards are introduced, including the press type, vacuum type, and readymade type; we also describe the materials, procedure, and applications for indication for these mouth guards to prevent tooth fracture or mandible/maxillary bone fracture. We believe that our findings will contribute toward the prevention and protection from tooth fracture or maxillofacial bone fracture, with the use of appropriate mouth guards or mouth pieces for individual cases as per their sports or other activities.
Keywords : oral injury, mouth guard
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