The main goal of the sports mouth guard is to become a shock absorber in the mouth to protect the teeth from excessive forces. The mouth guard also safeguards your head and brain from concussion if the impact is onto the lower jaw.
A well designed mouth guard also protects the jaw joints (TMJ) from injury by supporting and cushioning the jaw joints in times of blunt forces to the lower jaw. In harsh blows this can even reduce the risk of jaw fracture.
Well constructed mouth guards adapt evenly and comfortably to the upper teeth and gums, staying firmly in place, even when speaking, breathing heavily or playing sports very actively.
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