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How to Care for Your Under Armour Mouthguard

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Using an Under Armour mouth guard is the first step toward protecting your teeth from injury due to unexpected impact. It’s important to care for and clean your mouth guard to ensure that it continues to effectively offer the protection you need. Follow the tips below to keep your mouth guard from becoming infected and to make it last as long as possible.

Cleaning
Be sure to rinse your mouth guard with water or mouth wash after each use. Don’t use hot water to rinse your mouth guard, because the plastic may become malleable and the shape may be altered. Clean your mouth guard with a toothbrush and toothpaste or soapy water regularly. Always allow the mouth guard to completely air dry before storage.

Storing
Store your athletic mouth guard in a cool, dry container. Make sure that the container is ventilated so that air flow isn’t impeded, or bacteria may accumulate on the mouth guard.

General tips
You should wear your mouth guard during practice as well as while competing because you never know when impact may occur. Don’t share your mouth guard with teammates or siblings.

Replacement
Due to the amount of force they absorb, an athletic mouth guard will need to be replaced every two to three years. If your mouth guard receives a particularly forceful hit, check for cracks or tears. Check your mouth guard regularly for signs of wear and tear, and bring your mouth guard to each dental visit so that your dentist can evaluate it.

Even if you play a non-contact sport, an Under Armour mouth guard is recommended to help protect your teeth. Under Armour mouth guards are used by many professional and collegiate athletes. The top dentists at Park 56 Dental offer fitting for Under Armour mouth guards and many more dental services to patients in NYC. Call (212) 826-2322 for an appointment or more information today.

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