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  • The most important function of the mouth guard is in preventing of concussions and brain injuries. (dbpirates.com)
  • A mouth guard with the proper thickness of 3 to 5 mm between the teeth can reduce the rate of concussion, by preventing the condyle (lower jaw hinge) from being forced into the base of the brain (temporal bone) at impact. (dbpirates.com)
  • The Most important function of the mouth guard is in the prevention of concussion and brain injuries. (dbpirates.com)
  • Though mouth guards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also vastly reduce the degree of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). (americandentalarts.com)
  • In this way, mouth guards help minimize the risk of traumatic brain injury, which is especially important for younger children. (americandentalarts.com)