With constant use, night and regular mouth guards can become a source of unpleasant odor, become covered with calcium and plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria. Therefore, today we will tell you how to properly clean the mouth guard.
With mild soap. Buy a separate toothbrush for cleaning the mouthguard. Squeeze some soap onto the cap. Rinse the cap under warm water.
With bleach. Prepare a bleach solution. Mix bleach with water in a ratio of 1:10. Pour the solution into a small bowl or denture cleaning container. Important! Do not use bleach if you are allergic to it. Remember to wear gloves to protect your hands. Soak the night guard for 5-10 minutes. The bleach will kill the bacteria and clean the mouthguard of plaque that has accumulated on it. Rinse the mouthguard from the cleaning solution. Wash off all traces of the solution. There should be no bleach left on the mouth guard, otherwise it can harm the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the gums.
With a denture cleanser. Buy tablets to clean your dentures or retainers. Fill a bowl or denture cleaning container with cold tap water. Add a tablet to the bowl. Place the night guard in the solution. Take it out after 5-10 minutes. Don’t leave your mouthguard in solution all day or night, or a strong cleanser could damage it. Rinse the cap well. Keep your night guard in the case. Rinse the mouthguard again before use.