Dr. Krause recommends the use of a properly fitted mouthguard for all collision and contact sports. An athletic mouthguard is a resilient device or appliance placed inside the mouth to reduce injuries particularly to the teeth and surrounding structures. In contact sports, it is critical that the mouthguard provide protection from direct and indirect impact. It must fit accurately, stay in position during impact, and redistribute the impacts energy. Dr. Krause will apply all relevant criteria for the fabrication or adaptation of a properly fitted mouthguard to each patient. The mouthguard recommended is pressure laminated and formed over a dental cast. The precise fit, comfortable and non-bulky characteristics of this mouthguard lends to increased compliance and reduction of injuries.