Your custom night guard is an effective tool to help protect your mouth from the damage caused by grinding your teeth. It represents a serious investment in oral health and improved quality of sleep. With proper care and maintenance it can last for a long time to come.
The night guard is designed to match the shape of your mouth and your unique bite pattern. Having this level of comfort encourages regular use.
When you wake up in the morning you can rinse the night guard with cold water to remove any bacteria or sticky plaque film. Rinse your night guard every morning and give it a gentle brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. While abrasive toothpaste is good for removing food particles and plaque from your teeth it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on a night guard over time. Carefully dry it with a clean paper towel or soft cloth before putting it away in its case.
Be sure to disinfect the case with a solution of hydrogen peroxide or vinegar at least once a week to kill any lingering bacteria that might have spread to the case from the night guard.
If you have questions about getting a custom night guard or how to maintain your current one, please give us a call at 727-785-7202 to schedule an appointment.