The NHL is hoping to help players and their families find a way to keep their teeth clean and shiny by offering free toothbrushes.
The league said it has received about 1.6 million requests from players and families seeking toothbrushing kits and is working with dentists to ensure they are available for those with a limited supply.
“Our dental staff have been working tirelessly to provide the best solutions for players and our families, and we are working hard to ensure that everyone who wants a replacement toothbrush has a place to purchase it,” said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
“We have had to take steps to ensure the availability of toothbrush kits is a priority, and our goal is to make it a priority for all of our players and fans.”
A few of the available kits include a toothbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush-like brush and toothbrush applicator.
Other items that can be purchased include toothbrushed molars, a mouthguard, a toothpaste tube, and a tooth brush holder.
“It is important that all of the players who have a tooth need a tooth scrubber,” Daly said.
“The best toothbrusher for the player is the one that has been approved by the team.
The toothbrush that you have in your pocket, that you’ve been using is not the best toothbrush.
You should purchase the best product.”
The toothbrush is also available in a variety of other forms.
Players can get a new one for a fee, as can parents who want to give their kids one for Christmas.
Players can also buy their own kit for a reduced price, or they can order one through a team dentist or a licensed dental professional.
The kits will cost $10, but they are not guaranteed to work for all players, Daly said, and will be available in limited quantities.
“We’re not trying to sell the toothbrush,” Daly added.
“It’s the player that needs the tooth brush that they want to have the best experience with.
We are hoping that the players will be able to find a solution for them to get their own replacement toothbrands.”
The NHL also announced that it is extending the return of the franchise tag for players to help them maintain their home in order to have an extra income.