Sports Dentistry: A Narrative Review
Sports dentistry originated in 1980s. Most of the sports-related injuries are musculoskeletal. There are various factors which are responsible for the sports injury like the age, gender, growth, body size, type of sports, environmental conditions etc. and sports dentistry includes the prevention and management of it. There are various methods for avoiding oral sports injuries like the use of helmets, mouthguards, facemasks etc. The dentist can play an important role in informing coaches and sportspersons about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries. The aim of this review article is to increase professional awareness towards sports dentistry.
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