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Are you involved in high-risk activities but fail to wear the proper safety equipment? If you are, you will need to change these habits immediately to ensure that you can keep your smile safe. Through the use of an effective oral appliance such as a mouth guard, you can drastically improve your oral health and lower your risk of dental damage.

Due to the fact that a single strike to your face can dramatically alter your oral health, you will need to make sure that you keep your teeth and gums safe by wearing the appropriate safety equipment such as a mouth guard. Common types of mouth guards include those custom-made by our dentists, boil-and-bite mouth guards and stock guards. Speak with our team to determine which product is best for you.

Once you have selected your mouth guard, you will need to make sure that you care for it, so it can continue to function well. Be sure to keep it clean and rinse off any debris that should begin to collect. Make sure to soak your mouth guard in cool, soapy water to lower your risk of contamination and always store it somewhere safe and out of harm’s reach. Furthermore, keep it where family pets and younger siblings cannot reach it.

If you require further help with mouth guards, Kootenai Family Dental will help you. If you would like to book an appointment with either Dr. LaRose or Dr. Smith and our team at our dental office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, please call 208-966-6054.