With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching and the hype and euphoria that surrounds it means local rugby clubs and after school clubs will soon be inundated with new starters and future rugby stars. At times like this it is important to reinstate the importance of mouth guards as an essential piece of personal protective equipment (P.P.E) when taking part in the sport.
Rugby is one of the most fiercely contested contact sports in the World. Its competitive nature brings with it a wealth of injuries especially to the head and oral facial area.
Wearing a mouth guard can help to reduce injuries sustained to the teeth, jaw, gum and even the brain. A properly fitted mouth guard cushions the teeth and gums and helps to lessen the impact on the jaw which in turn protects you from concussion and compression related brain injuries.
The following was taken from an article on http://www.squidoo.com/sport-mouthguards ‘The accident compensation corporation is New Zealand reports that since Mouth guards became compulsory in 1997 there has been a 47% reduction in rugby related dental injuries.'
These reports and results have helped shape the way mouth guards and P.P.E are seen by rugby players and coach's the World over with the majority of rugby clubs and schools especially making mouth guards amongst other P.P.E a requirement rather than an optional piece of kit.
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