According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation almost three million teeth are knocked out each year as a result of youth athletics. Blows to the face during contact sports is considered to be one of the primary causes of these injuries. In many cases these injuries could have been prevented by wearing a custom mouth guard.
Your new custom fitted mouth guard represents a serious investment in protecting your mouth from damage. The comfort and improved breathing it allows encourages regular use. Proper care and cleaning will extend the life of the unit, to protect your mouth for a long time to come.
After practice or a game, you should rinse the mouth guard thoroughly under lukewarm water to remove any bacteria. The mouth guard might need occasionally refreshing. The best method is to brush it with nonabrasive toothpaste. Avoid using an abrasive toothpaste as this can scuff and dull the thermoplastic material.
You should keep the mouth guard in the case provided, in a cool, dry place, when you are not wearing it.
A little natural wear and tear is to be expected. Keep an eye out for any trouble spots. If something major happens, you should contact your dentist for advice or bring the unit with you to your next checkup.
If you have any questions about how to maintain your custom mouth guard, please feel free to call us at 248-255-4585 to schedule an appointment.