How to take care of your Athletic Mouthguard
- Rinse your athletic mouthguard with cold water or antiseptic mouth rinse (Scope, Listerine, Pro Health, etc) before and after each use or brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Occasionally clean your athletic mouthguard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
- Transport your athletic mouthguard in the sturdy container provided with vents. This permits air circulation and helps prevent damage.
- Make sure not to leave your athletic mouthguard in the sun, on hot surfaces or in hot water, which can distort your athletic mouthguard.
- Check your athletic mouthguard for tears, holes or excessive wear and replace when necessary. A damaged athletic mouthguard can irritate your mouth and lessen the amount of protection it provides. Bring it to our office for Dr. List to check it to be sure it is in good condition.
How to get the most from your Athletic Mouthguard
- Do not wear removable appliances, such as retainers, with your athletic mouthguard.
- Wear a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard if you have braces or have a protruding jaw, receding chin or cleft palate.
- Do not chew on or cut pieces off your athletic mouthguard,
- Be sure to wear your athletic mouthguard during practice sessions as well as during games.
- Be sure to schedule regular dental checkups and visit Dr. List before each playing season to check your athletic mouthguard to make sure it is in good condition.