Health Tip: Care for Your Mouthguard
(HealthDay News) -- A mouthguard helps prevent damage to your
teeth and mouth during sports or other physical activity.
The American Dental Association suggests how to keep your
- Thoroughly brush the mouthguard with a toothbrush and
toothpaste. Or at least rinse it before and after every use.
- Periodically wash the mouthguard in cool, soapy water and
- Store and carry your mouthguard in a protective container that
has openings for ventilation.
- Never put your mouthguard in hot water or in direct
- Regularly inspect your mouthguard for wear and tear, and
replace it when necessary.
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