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Do mouthguards really help with concussions?

24-03-2020

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Some types of concussions are caused by the posterior portion of your mandible (lower jaw) being forced back and upwards towards the brain. When this trauma happens, it can cause brain movement, similar to hitting your head from the outside.

When you wear a special type of mouthguard designed for concussion protection, it lowers your chances of your mandible from radiating trauma up into your brain. For this reason alone, investing in a custom sports guards is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself or your favorite athlete.