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Your mouthguard is a strong appliance that protects your teeth, gums, jaw, and face while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. It reduces your chances of suffering an oral injury and it helps you maintain a top-notch smile and oral health. However, this is only the case if you take good care of your mouthguard. If you care for it, it can care for you. So, to help you clean and care for your appliance, our doctor, Dr. Ira J. Dolnick, has some tips for you.

-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.

-Clean your mouthguard regularly by scrubbing it with cold, soapy water and then rinsing it.

-When you come to our office for your checkups, bring your mouthguard. During your appointment, our team can evaluate the fit and even clean it if necessary.

-Keep your mouthguard in its case provided when it’s not in your mouth.

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

-Keep your mouthguard safe from your family pet.

For more information and details about how to care for your mouthguard in Niles, Illinois, please contact Dolnick and Associates today at (847) 378-1644. We are here to help you in any way we can, so don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team. We look forward to hearing from you!