Sports mouthguards are devices that are worn over the teeth to protect against injury to the mouth, teeth, and jaw. They are most often used in sports such as boxing and karate. The purpose of a sports mouthguard is to protect the teeth from injuries resulting from contact with another player's fist or object. The material of a mouthguard can be silicone, rubber, plastic or a combination of these materials. It’s important to keep mouthguards clean, otherwise bacteria in your mouth may build up on the item. Bacteria thrive in damp mouthguards, and will lead to bad breath or even gum disease.
One common occurrence for any child wearing a mouthguard is to misplace or drop it into all conceivable crevices. The best idea is to make sure mouthguards are being properly fitted by a qualified professional before heading out onto the field, but even then, a mouthpiece getting dropped is commonplace. As a parent, the best way to keep your child safe is to make sure you have a safe product to keep your child out of harms way. The handy product can be ready to use at all times with its small stature in your purse or pocket. The second you see it's contaminated, you'll be able to kill 99% of bacteria in 60 seconds. Fast enough they won't miss a play!