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Do you have a mouthguard? If so, good for you! Your mouthguard can protect your smile when you are playing high-contact sports and participating in potentially smile-harming activities. This is because it can cushion blows to the face and prevent oral injury. Our dentist, Dr. Troy Walton, recommends taking good care of your mouthguard so it can care for you. To help you do so, here are some tips:

-When your mouthguard starts showing signs of wear and tear, it’s time to replace it.

-Keep your mouthguard clean and dry between your games.

-Rinse your mouthguard after every use or thoroughly clean it with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

-Frequently scrub your mouthguard with cold, soapy water and rinse it.

-Bring your mouthguard into our office with you during your dental checkups. We can evaluate the fit of the mouthguard as well as thoroughly clean it.

-Keep your mouthguard safe in its case when you’re not using it.

-Don’t leave the mouthguard in a hot environment.

-Keep your mouthguard in a safe place so you don’t lose it and so the family pet doesn’t find it.

If you have any questions about how to care for a mouthguard in Providence, Utah, please contact Redwood Dental at 435-571-0288 when you have the opportunity. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please remember that your phone calls are always welcome!