Looking after your mouthguard

Follow these tips to help guarantee the longevity of your mouthguard:

  *   Rinse your mouthguard in warm soap water after each use.
  *   Never wash your mouthguard using hot water as it can alter the shape of your mouthguard, resulting in a poor fit.
  *   After washing your mouthguard allow it to air-dry completely before storing it away.
  *   Store your mouthguard in a well-ventilated plastic storage box when not in use.
  *   Disinfect the mouthguard from time to time with an antiseptic mouthwash.
  *   Never leave your mouthguard in direct sunlight or in hot steamy places. Heat can damage and alter the shape of a mouthguard.
  *   Bring your mouthguard along to your dental check-up appointments, this allows your dentist to inspect the fitting and condition of your mouthguard.
  *   Replace damaged or worn out mouthguards.