When not in use, store your night guard in cold tap water in the container provided. This will help fight against bacterial growth. Store your appliance safely away from children and pets. It’s just as important to care for your nightguard’s storage case as it is your night guard.
Should I store my mouthguard in water?
Simply place your night guard in a glass or bowl with water and allow the cleaner to dissolve completely into the water. The second way to deep clean your night guard is by using a mixture of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
How should I store my mouth guard?
Storage. Once your mouthguard is completely dry, you should always store it in its case. Don’t leave your mouthguard in the bathroom because the heat and humidity can cause it to warp.
How long do you put a mouthguard in water?
Remove the mouthguard
Using a large spoon, carefully take the mouthguard out of the boiling water, avoiding the sides folding to touch each other and quickly place it in a container of cold water for no more than 2 seconds.
Can night guards move your teeth?
A night guard can shift your teeth, most especially if it was not custom-made to make a perfect fit in your mouth. If you use an over the counter night guard or ones that only cover the front teeth, more than likely, your back teeth will shift due to the pressure that your jaw exerts on them.
Can I soak my night guard in Listerine?
Submerging your night guard in mouthwash will help kill the germs left on your mouthguard. After you have submerged it in mouthwash rinse it with cool water. Do NOT soak your night guard in mouthwash, as that may cause damage.
What is the white buildup on my mouth guard?
The white layer is a buildup of calcium from your saliva. Plaque and tartar from your mouth stick to your retainer too if you’re not cleaning it on a regular basis. Fill a cup with vinegar and submerge your retainer. In a few minutes, brush the retainer thoroughly.
How do I get plaque off my night guard?
You should rinse your night guard with warm water each morning immediately after removing it from your mouth. After rinsing, use a toothbrush to gently scrub away any lingering plaque or saliva. You may use a soft toothpaste as well, if you wish (abrasive toothpaste will scratch the plastic).