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 prodentclean.com

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Cleaning Your Night Guard

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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.

Try Prodentclean and keep your night guard crystal clean and well maintained for years to come.

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

Since Orthodontics are such a big part of many children’s lives and that usually involves an orthodontic retainer or sports guard at some point, we are encouraging the use of Prodentclean to keep all orthodontic devices clean.

These devices can harbor some pretty nasty buildup if not properly cared for. Have you ever tried smelling a grungy mouth guard? If not, don’t start now. As you can imagine, that build up is not going to lend itself to a healthy dental environment. So this month is the perfect time to try Prodentclean and show your child how to simply spray the mouth guard with our solution then rinse and it’s ready to go.

And you dont have to worry about harsh chemicals like so many other cleaners have, we are a natural alternative to keeping retainers, sports guards and all orthodontist materials crystal clean. Learn more at Prodentclean.com

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Study shows mouth guards harbor large numbers of bacteria.

According to a study that appears in the September/October 2007 issue of General Dentistry, mouthguards harbor large numbers of bacteria, yeasts and molds that can possibly lead to life and/or health-threatening infectious/inflammatory diseases.

“Everything that a microorganism needs to survive, including food and water, can be found in a mouthguard,” says Thomas Glass, DDS, PhD, lead author of the study. “While mouthguards appear solid, they are very porous, like a sponge, and with use, microorganisms invade these porosities.”

Read more on ScienceDaily.com

(Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071210163207.htm)

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We recommend that you protect your mouth guard, sports guard and orthodontic device with Prodentclean. A custom mouth guard is a large investment that should last for many years. Avoid build up and staining by keeping in clean from food and other accumulations from the mouth.

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New Year Dental Health Resolutions

New Year, Healthier You, Healthier Dental Habits

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Are you a new year’s resolution type of person? Fresh starts are healthy and a great way to focus on becoming our best. Being healthier and looking our best is usually at the top of most people’s resolutions list. A beautiful smile should be part of that. To have a beautiful smile, you must start with a healthy mouth.

Here are some tips to help you ring in the new year with a healthy mouth. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months? Bristles that become frayed and worn are less effective at cleaning your teeth. That means, celebrating the new year with a brand new toothbrush is actually smart dental hygiene. You can also maintain your toothbrushes with Prodentclean to keep them free of bacteria causing buildup often times invisible to the naked eye.

Here are more beautiful smile resolutions:

  •  Brush longer. Always brush twice a day for two minutes for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. Clean toothbrushes with Prodentclean.
  • Floss.  Flossing is part of being mouth healthy.
  • Wear your mouth guards as prescribed. Clean them nightly with Prodentclean.
  • Visit dentists every 6 months. Visit Orthodontist as recommended. Clean retainers and orthodontist devices with Prodentclean.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Drink water often and rinse away staining beverages such as coffee and color drinks.

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Holiday Travel, Keep Dental Supplies Handy

Holiday travel can be hectic but is also the perfect time to kick back and forget about your responsibilities. If you are planning on travelling or have a change in your routine this holiday season, be sure not to let your dental health fall by the wayside. If you or a family member uses a retainer, dentures, partials, invisible orthodontic aligners or even your everyday toothbrush, you should be cleaning these product regularly to maintain them and keep away the grunge the begins to buildup. Sometimes that buildup is not visible to the naked eye.

Keep dental supplies handy when travelling. Keep floss, a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste and a travel size bottle of Prodentclean in a travel size bag ready to go with you on roadtrips, overnight trips or on world travel. They’ll be easily accessible when you want to clean your teeth and dental products.

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What are Biofilms and why does it matter?

What are Biofilms?

Biofilms may form on living or non-living surfaces and can be prevalent in natural, industrial and hospital settings.[3][6] The microbial cells growing in a biofilm are physiologically distinct from planktonic cells of the same organism, which, by contrast, are single-cells that may float or swim in a liquid medium.[7] Biofilms can be present on the teeth of most animals as dental plaque, where they may cause tooth decay and gum disease. (Source: Wikipedia)

Why Does it Matter?

Since biofilms form on non-living surfaces such as oral appliances including orthodontic devices such as retainers, and mouth guards, sports guards, and invisible aligners and yes even toothbrushes, the build-up of biofilms can lead to tooth decay and gum disease as well as other harmful infectious diseases.

It’s important to keep all dental products clean and prevent an environment in which biofilms can grow. This is why Prodentclean is the perfect solution to keeping your entire family’s dental products clean.

A simple spray of Prodentclean keep your dental products crystal clean and free of buildup.

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Dr. Todd Morgan, DMD, has been at his Encinitas dental practice for decades.  He has four children ages’ 5-25, and prides himself on being a pioneer in the world of sleep medicine, and oral appliance solutions.  He was tired of watching his dedicated staff use harsh chemicals to clean patients’ appliances and dental equipment.  So it was a natural fit for him to co-develop the next best thing to hit the market, Prodentclean.  Prodentclean is an oral appliance cleaner, 100% safe and effective in cutting the buildup that develops on oral appliances.

Biofilms are diverse communities of bacteria and other microorganisms. They form primarily in moist environments or those that are conducive to bacterial growth, such as metals, plastics and medical equipment.  While a single type of organism can create a biofilm, naturally occurring biofilms are commonly made up of many different types of bacteria, fungi, algae, yeasts and other microorganisms.  Biofilms has been around for hundreds of years and although some Biofilms are good for the body, many Biofilms if left untreated can cause serious disease and infection. (Learn more on Biofilm click here).

Prodentclean uses a combination of natural ingredients strong enough to breakdown harmful buildup.  Prodentclean can be used by people of all ages safely cleaning dentures, retainers, sports related mouth guard, night guards and toothbrushes.  Dr. Morgan now uses Prodentclean at his dental practice as well as in his home!

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What’s on my mouth guard?

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Hooray! Football season is here, summer is over and it is all about the holidays. I am a mother of two small boys ages’ 3 and 6.  I signed the oldest up for Flag Football, where the name of the game is grab the flag from the opposing team before they score a touchdown.  I love the cute uniforms, cleats, the fun banter among the parents.But what I don’t like are the germs that live and breed in my sons mouth guard.  I didn’t really think about it til I saw him at practice grabbing the ball, tumbling to the ground, geting dirty, playing with his mouth guard…..ew, wait a minute , those fingers are going into his mouth?  No wonder this time of year is flu season.. So I use Prodentclean to wash my kids mouth guard. It is awesome, totally safe. I wash my kids uniform with a special detergent, why wouldn’t I do the same for my kids mouth guard!!

(Parent and Prodentclean customer)