Sports dentistry is one of the most recent and upcoming field in dentistry. It mainly includes the prevention and management of athletics-related orofacial injuries and associated oral diseases. It is common for kids to get hurt during any form sports 8 face is the main area of damage.
The most significant aspect in preventing sports-related orofacial injuries is wearing basic protective devices such as properly-fitting helmets, face masks, and/or mouth guards. The dentist can play an imperative role in informing athletes coaches and patients about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries in sports. The establishments of mouth guard programs for athletes of all ages, gender, and sports may help to reduce the incidence of dental trauma/injury.
Three basic types of mouth guards are available
- Stock mouth guard.
- Mouth-formed mouth guard.
- Custom-made mouth guard.