Custom mouth protectors: A review of their applications

Richard R. Seals, Bryce C. Dorrough

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The greatest use of mouth protectors is the reduction of injuries in sports-related activities.85 However, mouth protectors are used with increasing frequency in other areas of therapeutic and preventive dentistry and medicine. Although the full scope of the use of custom mouth protectors has not yet been realized, this article reviewed the most common current uses. Health professionals should familiarize themselves with this treatment modality because the simplicity and cost of the custom mouth protector makes its use applicable to a wide range of patients for the potential preservation of oral structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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