How Do You Clean a Mouth Guard

Care for Your Mouthguard

Keep your mouthguard clean just as you would your teeth.
Keep your mouthguard clean just as you would your teeth.

Just as you brush your teeth everyday, your mouthguard too should be cleaned regularly. You can use your toothbrush and toothpaste and clean it as part of your morning routine. Mouthguards can also be rinsed (not soaked) with mouthwash, or cleaned and rinsed with soapy water, a mild bleach solution, hydrogen peroxide or even ordinary denture cleaners. Again, note that you should only rinse your mouthguard with these solutions, not leave them soaking during the day. Always finish your cleaning by rinsing with ordinary water. If this seems like a lot of work, remember, mouthguards can protect your teeth from the damage of teeth grinding and the potential damage of contact sports. And they never need flossing! Contact Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group today for a custom-fitted mouthguard to keep your smile intact.

Video Overview: Home Maintenance for Oral Appliances

Taking care of your nightguard or oral appliance is important. This video demonstrates how to properly clean your oral appliance, so it doesn’t become damaged or dirty.

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