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 mouthguard clean:
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 thoroughly rinse.
Store and carry your mouthguard in a protective container that has openings for ventilation.
Never put your mouthguard in hot water or in direct sunlight.
Regularly inspect your mouthguard for wear and tear, and replace it when necessary.
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