How Do I Take Care of My Mouthguard?

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If you want a top-notch mouthguard that keeps your smile in tip-top shape while you play high-contact sports and activities, then you need to take good care of it. If you don’t, it can develop wear and tear and it won’t effectively protect your teeth, gums, and jaw. So, our doctor, Dr. Douglas Doran, encourages you to care for your mouthguard by doing the following things:

-Replace your mouthguard when it starts getting worn down.

-Keep your mouthguard clean and dry between your games and matches.

-After each use, rinse the mouthguard thoroughly with water. Or, you can scrub it with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

-Clean the mouthguard at least once a day with cold, soapy water.

-Bring your mouthguard into our office when you have a checkup appointment. Our team will be happy to deeply clean it and make sure it fits your smile properly.

-Put your mouthguard in its case when you’re not using it. Also, make sure the case has vents so the guard doesn’t build up bacteria.

-Don’t leave the mouthguard in a hot environment.

-Keep your mouthguard in a safe place so you don’t lose it and so the family pet doesn’t find it.

Call Rivereast Dental Group today at 860.295.9536 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to teach you all about how to care for a mouthguard in Marlborough, Connecticut. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!