How to Care For Night Guard

Night guards are dental appliances worn while sleeping to protect the teeth from damage caused by clenching or grinding. These appliances help to prevent this damage by providing a barrier between the teeth of the upper and lower jaw, cushioning the impact of clenching or grinding.

How To Care For A Night Mouth Guard

Knowing how to care for a night guard ensures longevity and effectiveness. Here are some crucial tips on how to clean mouth guard that might help:

  • Clean your night guard daily: Rinse it with cool water and brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Store your night guard properly: Store your night guard in a clean, dry container with ventilation to allow air circulation.
  • Avoid high temperatures: Keep your night guard away from high temperatures, such as hot water or direct sunlight, as it can damage the material and cause it to lose shape.
  • Ensure that you bring your night guard to your dental appointments: Bring your night guard to your regular dental check-ups at UR Smile Dental of Clute so our dentist can examine it and ensure it still fits properly.
  • Replace your night guard as needed: Depending on the type and frequency of use, night guards may need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months.
  • If you have any queries about caring for your night guard or if you experience any problems with it, contact UR Smile Dental of Clute for advice.
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