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If you have a mouthguard, then it’s important to care for it so it can care for your smile. Now, this might be a tough task if you’re not sure how to do so. So, our doctor, Dr. Prachi Deore, is happy to help you keep your appliance in tip-top shape so you can have the mouthguard you need. Here are some tips on how to properly care for your protective device:

-Make sure to replace your mouthguard when it starts to get worn down or when it gets damaged.

-Keep your mouthguard dry and clean between games, practices, and matches.

-Rinse your mouthguard after each time you use it. If you want to be an overachiever, you can scrub the mouthguard with your toothbrush and toothpaste.

-Clean the mouthguard at least once a day with cold, soapy water.

-Bring your mouthguard into our office when you have a checkup appointment. Our team will be happy to deeply clean it and make sure it fits your smile properly.

-Put your mouthguard in its case when you’re not using it. Also, make sure the case has vents so the guard doesn’t build up bacteria.

-Never leave the mouthguard exposed to the sun or in a hot environment.

-Keep your mouthguard safe from your family pet.

To learn more about how to care for a mouthguard in Coppell, Texas, please reach out to Coppell Smiles and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for or by scheduling you an appointment. So, please call 972-315-2200 today!