Effectiveness of the impact absorption of Mouthguard in the protection of structures: A systematic review of Finite Element Studies





Dental trauma; Mouthguard; Systematic review; Sport dentistry.


Orofacial injuries are extremely common in contact sports and the culture of competitiveness provides an environment where injuries are frequent, especially impacts on dental elements, known as dental trauma. This work aims to make a systematic review of the scientific literature on the effectiveness of mouthguards in reducing orofacial injuries during sports activities. After screening the databases and removing duplicates, 46 studies were identified. After selecting the title and carefully reading the abstracts, articles that did not meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria were excluded, and the systematic review was performed with 13 articles. The findings of the present systematic review with studies carried out by FEM evaluating the biomechanical behavior of tensions, stress distribution and deformations indicate that the use of BP reduces the risk of orofacial injuries during sports activities and that a thickness of 3mm or 4mm seems to be most suitable.


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How to Cite

GONCALVES, V. P. D. .; RANGEL, T. P. .; WOLF, E. H. S. .; BRITO , F. C. de .; DIAS , E. C. L. de C. e M. . Effectiveness of the impact absorption of Mouthguard in the protection of structures: A systematic review of Finite Element Studies. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e51611226005, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.26005. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/26005. Acesso em: 21 jun. 2024.



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