• cause
  • Trismus is defined as difficulty in opening the mouth due to a muscle spasm resulting from a disturbance in the trigeminal nerve, however it can also refer to limited mouth opening of any cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • brain
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • activities
  • Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or athletic mouth protectors, are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities. (americandentalarts.com)