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11-19-2009, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post

i dont wear a mouthguard...i wear a full cage and that protects my teef...the mouthguard helping with concussions is a total fallacy. its only useful if you wear a visor and are concerned with teeth injuries.
I wouldn't say that from what's written there that it's a myth (especially based on only one doctor's opinion). They're saying that there is no study which proves that it reduces concussions.

Others say that while mouth guards don't help with blows to the head (obviously), they do help prevent concussions when a player receives a blow to the jaw. This can be attested to by professional players who have experience concussions but then once they started wearing mouth protection, the amounts of concussions ceased or decreased.

In addition, use of a non-dentist fitted mouth guard is almost useless. The ones sold in sports stores are useless.

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