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Title: A survey of tooth injury experience and attitudes to prevention in a group of Singapore schoolboys.
Authors: Teo, C.S. 
Stokes, A.N. 
Loh, T.
Bagramian, R.A.
Issue Date: Jan-1995
Source: Teo, C.S.,Stokes, A.N.,Loh, T.,Bagramian, R.A. (1995-01). A survey of tooth injury experience and attitudes to prevention in a group of Singapore schoolboys.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 24 (1) : 23-25. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A survey of 246 boys aged 12-17 years (mean 13.8 years) determined the sports played, dental injury experience, knowledge and usage of and attitudes towards mouthguard wearing. Most played basketball and soccer. Twenty-one suffered 1 injury episode, 7-2 and 10-3 or more tooth injuries. Twenty-six subluxations, 19 fractures and 1 avulsion were reported. The sports with the highest prevalence of dental injury were boxing and wrestling (33%), soccer (20%), and basketball (19%). While 144 (56%) of boys knew about mouthguards, none wore one. Only 64 (25%) would wear a mouthguard if given one. Most dental injuries were minor, but four high-risk sports (> 19% injury prevalence) would justify preventive measures, including education for injury prevention and encouragement of mouthguard use.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/79861
ISSN: 03044602
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