Orofacial injuries in sports and use of mouthguards among university students

Health promotion in Dentistry has been developing in various specific areas. One of them is Sports Dentistry, which focuses on assuring oral health for those practicing sports as well as avoiding accidents that might cause orofacial injuries during training or a sports competition. The prevention and treatment of orofacial trauma is now considered a very important part of the general practice. Children and adults are participating more in events where the probability of trauma is significant. Increase in orofacial injuries comes along with the increase in sports engagement. The general population is taking its health more seriously.

Mouthguards have been used by athletes who recognize the need for oral protection during their sports activities; however the frequency of mouthguard usage is still limited.