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Authors: Simonetta D’Ercole ; Diego Martinelli and Domenico Tripodi

Affiliation: Department of Medical, Oral, and Biotechnological Sciences, Dental School, University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Via dei Vestini,31 and Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-325-4

Keyword(s): Sports, Oral Health, Saliva, Mouthguard, Sports Dentistry.

Abstract: Prevention of oral pathologies, traumatic events and gnatological disorders is a cornerstone of modern dentistry. Oral health may limit athletes ability, both during training and competitions. Careful analysis indicates that the athletes' health can be at risk in a wide range of sports disciplines. Role of sport dentist is crucial, and a dental specialist should be included in the team that follows the athlete. In addition, it is crucial to alert the whole sporting world to the importance of using individual mouthguards. The custom-made mouthguard, is an effective device helping to avoid dental trauma. Additionally it can provide the trasmission of such substances as chlorhexidine, fluorine and casein to control the ecological variation of the oral cavity induced by the sport itself. It also offers a psychological support and better occlusal stability, which have a positive impact on sports performance. Thus an individual mouthguard should be adopted in all disciplines and sports cate gories where there is a potential risk of dental injuries. But it should be designed and manufactured by specialized dentists and dental technicians. (More)

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D’Ercole, S.; Martinelli, D. and Tripodi, D. (2018). The Triple Role of Individual Mouthguard in Athlethe Health.In Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-325-4, pages 132-138. DOI: 10.5220/0006929301320138

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JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - The Triple Role of Individual Mouthguard in Athlethe Health
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AU - D’Ercole, S.
AU - Martinelli, D.
AU - Tripodi, D.
PY - 2018
SP - 132
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0006929301320138

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