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09-17-2013, 11:38 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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All medical research and journals say that there is no evidence of it reducing the incidence or magnitude of concussions. I used to think the same thing until a family member who is in the medical field heard me say it and didn't believe me. We then looked it up on various reputable websites and books and she was correct.
Protecting your jaw isn't protecting you from a concussion though.
There is no medical evidence of this unfortunately. You could follow the 'better safe than sorry' mantra with it though.
I've never liked mouth guards and don't use them as an adult. I do wear a full cage now though after I had a tooth knocked out and it cost thousands to have an implant put in.
The part you failed to mention is that the reason there is no proof that they help to prevent concussions is that there is no way to prove it, even though there is data that supports the claims. The only way to prove that mouthguards or helmets work would be to test the claims on real people and that ain't gonna happen.
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