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Monday, February 27, 2012

Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse Review and Giveaway

**Disclosure: I received a bottle of product at no charge for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinion of the product.

Do you or your child play contact sports? We all know how important it is to use protection during contact sports and this means protecting our teeth too. Wearing a mouth guard is the best way to protect the teeth. What happens when that mouth guard becomes contaminated? When I think about the football players at our local high school. I think about the tackles they take and the dirt and grime that gets on their hands, not to mention the sweat and blood from other players. Then they use those hands to pull out their mouth guards. All I can say to that is, gross and yuck.

One study in Sports Dentistry by Thomas Glass, D.D.S et al, found five different molds on one young athletes mouthguard. That's enough to make me not want to put any guard in my mouth.

The experts at Defense Sport have found an easy to use solution to this disgusting problem. Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse was developed to kill the bacteria that can cause infection. The nice thing is that it doesn't just work on sports mouth guards. Both my husband and I have dental bite guards. I don't use mine every night, but when I do, I always wonder what has grown on it while it's been sitting on my nightstand. I've always rinsed it in water, but I've never been confident that it is enough.
Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse works on dental bite guards.
I am thrilled to find a product that will work at keeping my bite guard free from the bacteria that can cause periodontal disease. Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse is a fairly inexpensive product with a 16 oz. bottle only costing around $10.00. The price goes down for larger quantities. Not a lot to pay for peace of mind.  My experience using it was super easy. All I had to to was rinse, shake, and bite. It literally is a simple rinse. The rinse has a mint flavor, albeit very faint. However, the flavor doesn't last more than a few seconds which was fine by me since I wasn't thrilled about putting something in my mouth that might taste weird. Since the rinse is alcohol free, I didn't have to worry about alcohol breaking down my very expensive dental bite guard. I also didn't have to worry about my teeth rotting after wearing my device all night because the mouthguard rinse is sugar free as well. I didn't find any drawbacks with the product other than I didn't love the faint flavor, but since it didn't last long at all, it wasn't a big deal. My husband used it as well and didn't even notice any flavor. He was happy to find a product that was easy to use and kept his dental bite guard clean as well. Defense Sport Mouthguard Rinse is 100% made in the U.S.A.

Ref. article: "Possible disease transmission by contaminated mouthguards in two young football players." by R. Thomas Glass, DDS et al Sports Dentistry Sept./Oct. 2007 pg.436

**Disclosure: I received a bottle of product at no charge for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinion of the product.

Contest Details: Defense Sport has generously offered one of my readers a 16 oz. bottle of Defense Sport Mouthguard Wash as well as a Defense Sport t-shirt. Please use the Rafflecopter form for entry. By entering, you agree to the terms of the contest on the Rafflecopter form. Contest begins 2/27/2012 and ends 3/11/2012 at 12:01 AM EST.


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24 comments:

  1. my son needs this

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  2. Got to enter for the made in USA product alone!! :)

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    1. BTW, that is what I learned too. About another USA made product!!

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  3. Jessica SheffieldMarch 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    USA USA USA USA USA.... We need more USA products like this!

    clearlycreative (at) rocketmail (dot) com

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  4. learned: Mouthwash is meant to freshen breath and break down some tartar on tooth enamel - unfortunately this means that it's also powerful enough to break down the polymers that most mouth guards are made of. Plus, most mouthwash is almost 30% alcohol, which means kids should not be exposed to it (especially not repeatedly)
    xoxoox

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  5. i learned that i can buy this here locally at sports authority

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  6. I learned defense sport is alcohol free and sugar free.

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  7. The active ingredient is chlorhexidine gluconate and it is sugar free! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

    - lablogs@yahoo.com

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  8. suebunting1977@gmail.com something I learned is Defense Sport intends to aid athletes everywhere that want to remain healthy and competitive by promoting healthy habits and encouraging regular cleansing of sports mouthguards.

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  9. I learned that mouthwash can ruin a mouthguard and Defense Sport will not.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I learned that it is alcohol and sugar free.

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  11. I learned it is alcohol free
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  12. I learned that authors of an article in Sports Dentistry recommend discarding these over the counter mouthguards at least weekly, which can get quite expensive!

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  13. I learned that it is alcohol & sugar free.

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  14. I learned that since the rinse is alcohol-free, it can be used frequently - especially if you drop your mouthguard on the ground. Mouthwash is not a good substitute, since it was designed with a different purpose.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. I learned that the bacteria can lead to GI, oral, and respiratory infections if not killed!

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  16. Defense Sport is meant to be used during play, so just squirt Defense Sport thoroughtly on both sides of the mouth guard, shake off the excess solution, throw it in your mouth and get back to the game or practice. This is what I learned. BusyTennesseeMom at charter dot net. My daughter plays high school softball and this would be great for her.

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  17. Research has shown athletes can have the following on their hands (GROSS!!!)

    Blood
    Sputum
    Mouth discharges (tobacco products)
    Chemicals
    Animal feces
    Other players DNA

    I need this!!!

    frugalfab (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I learned this:

    A practical way to clean your mouth guard before, during, and after a game or practice

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  19. This product is alcohol free.

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  20. I learned Defense Rinse is alcohol and sugar free.

    askandilltell86@aol.com

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  21. I learned that made in usa and available locally!

    jaragabrielle1018@gmail.com

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  22. That its both alchol and sugar-free. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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