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  • 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)
  • In addition, mouth guards are sometimes used to prevent tooth damage in children who grind (brux) their teeth at night. (americandentalarts.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)
  • First, the dentist makes an impression of the child's teeth using special material, and then the mouth guard is constructed over the mold. (americandentalarts.com)