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Can mouth guards prevent concussions?

There is currently no published evidence that mouth guards help to prevent concussions. Mouth guards do, however, play a critical role in preventing athletic dental injuries. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program)

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