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Quick Tips for Keeping Your Night Guard Clean

Night guards have the potential to be your saving grace oral appliances when it comes to disruption in your sleep. It can help protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding and clenching, but it should be noted that night guards must be kept clean in order to work optimally. There are plenty of tips that can be discussed in how to keep your mouth guard clean, and if you would like more information on the subject matter, we would be more than happy to publish another blog article highlighting ways to maintain your mouth guards. In the following article we will discuss a few quick tips that can keep your night guard working clean, in turn making you more healthy.

Rinse First Thing in the Morning

As soon as you wake up in the morning, be sure to take your night guard out and rinse it under clean, cold water. This rinsing action removes saliva and plaque that has accumulated on the surface of the night guard.

Brush with Your Toothbrush

After a quick rinse, be sure to gently and softly brush your night guard with the toothbrush. Don’t feel the need to use toothpaste, just a little bit of cold water on the toothbrush can aid in gently cleaning the plastic.

Air Dry in a Clean Spot

Be sure to never store your night guard before allowing it to air-dry and a cool, clean area. We recommend using a clean hand towel or paper towel and placing it near your stink, making sure that your night guard is completely dry before putting it away.

Store in the Right Case

If you remember to store your night guard in the proper case that has been given to you by your dentist or orthodontist, you and sure that it’s kept clean and germ-free. Placing it in the right case prevents you from ingesting any germs that can have the potential to make you sick.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

If you do grind your teeth and are seeking a practical solution to making your life easier, we at Central Park Dental Care in Auburn, AL, are hoping we can help! If you would like more information on night guards or other dental care solutions, give us a call today!

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