Reminder for parents that the use of mouthguards can help protect children from mouth injuries

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Sports-related mouth injuries are the most common cause for more than 5 million teeth are avulsed, displaced from their socket, each year. Nearly 80 percent of all dental injuries affect at least one of the front teeth, while damage to the tongue or cheek is common. According to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year. This results in nearly $500 million spent on replacing these teeth each year.

A custom fit mouth guard is absolutely essential to your child’s safety while playing sports. Consider a sports guard just part of the uniform. If you are not sure if your child’s sport has a high incidence of mouth related sports injuries, consider all of the opportunities for injury during practice, games and competitions. Some kids are more accident prone than others and can find a way to get injured in any situation.

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Organized sports that have the most oral injuries include basketball, wrestling, field hockey, ice hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball.

Unorganized or pickup sports such as biking, skating, and skateboarding are the recreational sports that have the highest chances of injury.

Keeping a sports guard clean is essential in the proper maintenance of the device as well as keeping the mouth clean when wearing the device. If your child is just throwing their mouth guard in their dirty gym bag and then back in the mouth, that is another chance for dental issues. The build-up and bacteria that can grow on a mouthguard is well documented.

Keeping the mouth guard clean can prevent the build-up and bacteria that can lead to illness, tooth decay and bad breath. Keep your child’s mouth guard clean with Prodentclean. Learn more at

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Cleaning Your Night Guard


There are many different types of night guards on the market from over the counter to custom made ones to fit your mouth exactly. Dentists recommend a custom night guard because the over the counter guards can cause issues if they don’t fit properly from issues with talking to breathing. Most consumers are fitted with a custom guard by their dentist that they wear at night.

Night guards can be prescribed by a dentist for various reasons from bruxism which is usually referred to as teeth grinding or teeth clenching. The mouth guard helps with the grinding by providing a smooth area for the teeth to slide instead of rub.

TMJ is another common issue that may require a night guard. The night guard can help by alleviating pressure on the jaw and reduce stress.

Application of oral pastes or gels is another option for a night guard. Whether it is a paste medication that needs to be kept in place on the teeth or gums or teeth whitening gel, a night guard provides that necessary device for holding the paste in place.

So with the importance of a custom fitted oral night guard comes the importance of keeping the night guard clean and free of build-up debris and even harmful bacteria. Some people try to clean their night guard with everyday household items on hand such as toothpaste, vinegar, baking soda etc. The problem with this is that the night guard is actually porous and will begin to wear and tear and turn yellow without the proper care.

If you have any investment in your night guard then keeping it clean, free of build-up and well maintained for long-term use should be important to you. What good is a night guard that you paid for to help with grinding your teeth if it is loaded with grungy build-up and harmful bacteria which can lead to bad breath and cavities and even health issues? It may be causing you more harm than good.

Anything that enters your mouth will eventually have access to your saliva and be ingested. Make sure that your mouth guard is cleaned after every single use. Let me repeat that. Clean your night guard after every single use. You probably throw away your toothbrush every month or 2 but you don’t do that with a night guard. You keep it for years sometimes 10 years or longer. What if you had to keep your toothbrush for 10 years?

The need to clean your night guard is the exact reason, Dentist and Sleep Medicine Expert, Dr. Todd Morgan developed Prodentclean. He saw his patients come in with unsightly and smelly mouth guards and have his dental staff clean them with harsh chemicals that required gloves and he knew that patients needed a natural and effective way to clean their guards at home. Prodentclean is different than other mouth guard cleaners on the market because it is natural, safe and it is as effective as the harsh chemicals that many dental offices use.

Prodentclean works great on night guards with a simple soak or spray and then rinse and wear. Since the natural ingredient is the Empowered Oxygen formula you don’t have to worry about burning the skin or ingesting anything dangerous. Empowered oxygen also removed build-up and whitens most oral appliances.

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How to Clean Your Retainer

Grungy buildup on an orthodontic retainer is very common. That buildup over time can cause discoloration, bad odors and even harmful bacteria. These are reasons to clean your retainer on a regular basis. Many retainer cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can start to cause wear and tear on your very important, very expensive investment. So what’s a patient to do? Prodentclean cleans your retainer with natural empowered oxygen as well as other naturally occurring ingredients.

Imagine, spraying or soaking your retainer for a few minutes and watching it begin to foam up while the grungy buildup begins to dissolve away. That’s how easy it is to clean your retainer with Prodentclean. Below are instructions with a spray top and a pour top. Order Prodentclean today and see how easy it is to keep your retainer clean with our safe Prodentclean cleansing rinse.

Soak Directions:
Place appliance in a container, add enough Prodentclean to cover appliance, then add equal parts water. Let device sit for 15 minutes, agitate or brush then rinse with water. Your device is ready to use.

Spray Directions:
Rinse device thoroughly in water. Spray generously with Prodentclean. Set aside for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water. Your device is ready to use.

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The Link Between Dental Health & Overall Health

You go to the dentist expecting to get a cleaning and hopefully a good report with no cavities. But your dentist can see more than just your dental health, as some serious health conditions can first be spotted during an oral exam.

For example, worn down teeth can mean that you are grinding your teeth at night. In this case, sustained jaw clenching at night while sleeping might mean that you will be prescribed a custom fitted night guard to protect your teeth and jaw. Research in the International Journal of Oral Science in 2014 reported that sustained jaw clenching (another characteristic of bruxism, or teeth grinding) can lead to severe damage of the tissue in the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull.  If you are prescribed a night guard, then the added responsibility of keeping it clean will be added to your dental routine. In which case, a natural product like Prodentclean will be essential.

Additional symptoms that could signal additional medical referrals include persistent bleeding gums or bad breath, white patches inside your cheeks and mouth, inflamed gums, and extremely dry mouth. Each of these symptoms could mean something more is going on and is worth checking out with a primary care physician or specialist.

Learn more about dental symptoms and what health related issues could be going on.