Tips for mouthguard care
• Rinse with cold water or with an antiseptic mouth rinse. One can clean it with toothpaste and a toothbrush, too.
Each year thousands of children and teens get hurt on the playing field, the basketball court, or during other activities like skateboarding and biking.
A properly fitted mouthguard is an important piece of athletic gear that can protect teeth and ensure a good smile.
Generally, a mouthguard covers only the upper teeth. The most effective mouthguard should be resilient, tear-resistant and comfortable. It should fit properly, be durable and easy to clean, and not restrict your speech or breathing.
Mouth-formed ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards are available from the Ramstein fitness centers, youth centers and the Ramstein Dental Clinic.