'Mouthguard' appliances help protect your teeth and gums, and can also be specially designed to treat and protect your jaw and airway. Dr Saepoff has received specific training in all of these specialty areas so that you will receive the very best mouthguard that is appropriate for your unique situation.
Taking Care of Your Appliance:
Similar to a retainer, braces, or any other special dental appliance, you have to take care of your custom mouthguard by storing it properly and keeping it clean. You should also know when to replace your old mouthguard with a new one.
Here are a few simple ways to keep your mouthguard clean and working correctly:
- Gently scrub your mouthguard after each use with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Store it in a protective case.
- Do not leave your mouthguard in the sun or in hot water; it may melt or become deformed.
- Replace it if you notice it has become worn and no longer fits properly.
- Do not chew on or cut pieces off of your mouthguard.
- Bring your mouthguard to each dental checkup, and Dr. Saepoff can check to make sure it’s still in good working condition.