Sports dentistry is one of the most recent and promising field in dentistry. It mainly includes the prevention and management of athletics-related orofacial injuries and associated oral diseases. The sports or team dentist assists athletes in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of oral injuries.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF MOUTHGUARDS?
The single most important value of a mouth guard is the concussion saving effect following the impact to the lower jaw.
- The mouth guards serve as shock absorbers to prevent damage to the brain!
- They protect against neck injuries
- They protect the teeth
WHERE SPORTS DENTISTRY SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED?
- National teams