Posted by Sierra Soleimani on Mar 20th 2017
How To Clean Your Night Guard
Now that you have a night guard, your daily hygiene routine should include cleaning it. A night guard is the ultimate habitat for bacteria. Germs thrive best in warm, dark and moist environments, so it's important to clean and store your it properly after every use.
Using a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush, give your night guard a good brush then rinse.
Disinfect thoroughly using 3% hydrogen peroxide. Flush or soak the guard with the solution for no more than 10 minutes.
Soap And Water
Simply washing your guard with anti-bacterial soap will help keep bacteria at bay.
There are non-alcohol based cleaners that are specifically formulated for cleaning your night guard. You can easily sanitized your guard with one soak.
When you wake up, store your guard in a ventilated case.
At the very least, give your nightguard a good rinse with water before putting it in your mouth.
- Soak your guard overnight
- Use isopropyl (Rubbing) alcohol or alcohol based cleaning agents.
- Use hand sanitizer, dish soap, Bleach or Denture Tablets
- Put it in the dishwasher