How to Take Care of Your Athletic Mouth Guard
- Rinse your athletic mouth guard 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 mouth guard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
- Transport your athletic mouth guard in the sturdy container provided with vents. This permits air circulation and helps prevent damage.
- Make sure not to leave your athletic mouth guard in the sun, on hot surfaces or in hot water, which can distort your athletic mouth guard.
- Check your athletic mouth guard for tears, holes or excessive wear and replace when necessary. A damaged athletic mouth guard can irritate your mouth and lessen the amount of protection it provides. Bring it to our dental office in Durham, North Carolina, for our dentist, Dr. Alex Fleming, to check and be sure it is in good condition.
How to Get the Most From Your Athletic Mouth Guard
- Do not wear removable appliances, such as retainers, with your athletic mouth Guard.
- Wear a custom-fitted athletic mouth guard if you have braces or have a protruding jaw, receding chin or cleft palate.
- Do not chew on or cut pieces off your athletic mouth guard.
- Be sure to wear your athletic mouth guard during practice sessions as well as during games.
- Be sure to schedule regular dental checkups and visit Dr. Fleming before each playing season to check your athletic mouth guard to make sure it is in good condition.
If you have any questions about athletic mouth guards, please give our team a call at 919-682-5327 today.