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22Oct2014

Wear (and maintain) Your Mouthguard!

LET’S TALK ABOUT TWO THINGS. First, the importance of wearing a mouthguard if you (or someone you care for) is involved in just about any type of sport. And second, the importance of maintaining that mouthguard.

Mouthguards provide far more value than simply protecting teeth. They also help prevent head injuries. How? Mouthguards act as a “shock absorber” to help cushion the head against sports-related concussions. Young or old athlete, and regardless of the sport, they just make sense.

Whether You’re An NFL Linebacker, Middle-Aged Weekend Warrior, Or Little League Short Stop

Take a couple of minutes to learn about mouthguards from this short video:

3 Ways To Keep Your Mouthguard In Great Condition

Clean It Frequently

  • Rinse it with cool water after every use.
  • Gently brush it occasionally with toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Avoid hot water as it may change the fit.
  • For a deep cleaning, try denture cleaner.

Be Responsible

  • Don’t chew on your mouthguard.
  • Keep it in a hard, protective container that allows for air flow.
  • Don’t leave it in direct sunlight or in a hot car. This can distort the guard.

Get It Checked Regularly

  • Bring your mouthguard with you when you visit us. We’ll make sure it fits correctly and protects your smile.
  • If you wear braces or have a protruding jaw, talk to us about the best options.

Take Good Care Of Your Mouthguard, And It Will Take Care Of Your Smile

Mouthguards are the best defense for your smile on the field and on the court. Don’t have a mouthguard? Talk to us. And if you have any questions about mouthguards, please let us know.

Thanks for trusting us with your dental health!

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