Mouthguards: Do they affect athletic performance?

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This review of the effect of mouthguards on performance in athletes identified 15 small low quality studies. The findings suggest that made mouthguards does not interfere with sport performance but they should be interpreted cautiously.

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Custom-made mouthguards had no detrimental effect on athletic strength and performance

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The use of mouthguards are important for the prevention of dental and maxillofacial injuries when participating in contact support. Mouthguards buffer the impacts or blows that might otherwise cause moderate to severe dental and maxillofacial injuries. Mouthguards were recommended by the American Dental Association in 1950. However, while they have been shown to reduce injury [read the full story…]

Improvements in dry mouth seen with night guard and/or BET containing mouthwash

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Xerostomia is a common condition that affects many adults. It is frequently caused by autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis or as a result of drug-related side effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraoral device and a Betaine (BET) containing mouthwash in [read the full story…]