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Most Effective Methods For Cleaning Your Mouthguard

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Whether you wear your mouthguard to protect your teeth during sports activities, or to protect them from the damaging effects of night grinding and clenching, it is essential that you take good care of the dental appliance so it stays clean and odour-free, and is always ready for use. Generally, your mouthguard should be cleaned as part of your daily oral care routine, or as frequently as you use it for sports. Here are a few tips for cleaning your appliance: Rinse immediately after wearing At the very minimum, you should always rinse the appliance with warm water the instant you take it out of your mouth. This simple step will loosen any plaque and remove any debris stuck to the guard. Scrub it with your toothbrush Ideally, you should use a soft, kid’s toothbrush for the job. But if one is not available, you can use your regular toothbrush…


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4 Common Sports-Related Dental Injuries

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Injuries are a part of sports, and are even in some cases, considered a rite of passage with athletes proudly bearing their scars. But any trauma to the face or mouth, resulting in orofacial injuries (in and around the mouth), can have serious adverse functional, psychological, and aesthetic effects on the victim. Injuries to the mouth and teeth are very common in sports, with about 80 per cent of them affecting the front teeth and soft tissues – lips, tongue, and inner cheeks. Some of the most common dental injuries include: Cracked Teeth A fractured or cracked tooth is one of the most common injuries when the athlete sustains a sudden blow to the face. The severity of the crack varies widely depending on different factors, with players who don’t wear mouthguards being 60 times more likely to have serious damage resulting in other long-term problems. A cracked tooth may…


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