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Caring for Athletic Mouth Guards

Athletic activities, particularly in younger individuals, can pose a significant risk to teeth and orthodontic appliances. Whether you or a family member engages in sports, it’s crucial to safeguard against potential harm by using a customized sports mouth guard.

These protective devices are often underestimated but can reduce the likelihood of oral injuries by up to sixty times compared to not using them at all. Proper care and storage of sports mouth guards are essential to ensure lasting protection for your smile.

Choosing a mouth guard that is easy to clean, durable, comfortable, and allows for normal speech and breathing is paramount. Here are some key tips for maintaining your mouth guard:


Before and after each use, clean the mouth guard thoroughly with a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and ensure freshness.


Periodically, rinse the mouth guard with soap and lukewarm water to eliminate any debris that may accumulate.


Store the mouth guard in a sturdy case when not in use to prevent damage or deformation that could compromise its effectiveness.


Monitor the condition of your mouth guard regularly and replace it as needed. Over time, wear and tear can diminish its ability to provide adequate protection.

If you have any questions or concerns about athletic mouth guards, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist for guidance.

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