A mouthguard, custom-fitted by your dentist at The Dental Practice, can help reduce the risk of dental injuries whilst playing sports, or other physical recreational activities.
How to care for your mouthguard
- Rinse the mouthguard in soap and warm (not hot) water after use. Allow it to air-dry.
- Disinfect the mouthguard from time to time with a mouthwash.
- Keep the mouthguard in a well-ventilated plastic storage box when not in use. The box should have several holes in it.
- Do not leave the mouthguard in direct sunlight, in a closed car or in the car’s glove box. Heat can damage the mouth guard.
- Ask your dentist to inspect your mouthguard at every dental assessment.
- Replace the mouthguard if it's damaged.
- Replace a child’s mouthguard every 12 to 18 months, even if it appears to be in good condition. Growth and new teeth can alter the fit.
- Replace an adult’s mouthguard after dental treatment or tooth loss. Otherwise it should last for several years.
Contact our friendly team in Bathurst to arrange a consultation and safeguard your smile.