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It’s very important to wear a mouth guard while you’re active, especially because the appliance can help you protect your teeth, gums and jaw when you get hit in the face. However, it can only protect your smile when you take good care of it. So, our dentist, Dr. Carolyn Walker, would like to tell you how to clean and care for your mouth guard today. You can do so by doing the following things:

-Step No. 1: Clean the appliance after each use by gently scrubbing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. If you don’t have oral hygiene tools, make sure to rinse it with water.

-Step No. 2: After you’re done cleaning the mouth guard, store it in the protective case and keep it in a safe place. You don’t want to place it where it is in the sun. The heat can warp and deform it.

-Step No. 3: Avoid chewing on the mouth guard because it can affect the fit and formation. If you can, replace your mouth guard at the beginning of each season. Typically, mouth guards collect plaque, and plaque can harm the smile. So, it’s best to replace the guard regularly.

If you have any questions about how to care for a mouth guard in San Antonio, Texas, please reach out to Carolyn Walker when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please dial 210-698-1010 now. We are excited to hear from you!