Night guards are often prescribed to people who grind or clench their teeth at night, a condition called bruxism. It can lead to many problems, such as tooth wear, headaches, and jaw pain.
The night guard provides a cushion between the upper and lower teeth, which helps to prevent tooth wear and other dental problems.
How To Take Care Of Your Night Guard?
Taking care of your night guard can improve its lifespan and ensure it works as intended. Here is how to care for a night mouthguard:
- As you wear your night guard throughout the night, you must clean it properly after every use. Clean it with a toothbrush and dry it thoroughly.
- Heat can warp the plastic material and ruin the fit of your night guard. Ensure that you store your night guard in its case away from heat or direct sunlight.
- Never chew on your nightguard, no matter how tempting it might be.
Visit Asure Dental regularly to inspect your night guard for signs of wear and damage.
How To Clean Your Mouth Guard
Cleaning your mouthguard can remove any bacteria or debris accumulating on the surface. Soak the mouthguard in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar for about 30 minutes. It will help to disinfect the mouthguard and remove any unpleasant odors.
After soaking, rinse the mouthguard thoroughly with water to remove any vinegar residue. Allow the mouthguard to air dry completely before storing it in a clean container.