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Mouthguards for the Prevention of Dental Injuries and Concussions: Clinical Effectiveness

Last updated: February 12, 2016
Project Number: RB0961-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of mouthguards for the reduction in the number and severity of dental injuries resulting from contact sports?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of mouthguards for the reduction in the number and severity of concussions resulting from contact sports?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, one randomized controlled trial, and five non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of mouthguards for the prevention of dental injuries or concussions during contact sports.