Your snore guard represents a serious investment in respiratory health and getting a good night’s sleep. With regular maintenance and care you can extend its lifespan and spare the expense of not having to buy a replacement as often.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices are ideal for people with denture because they do not attach to the teeth. Each morning you should rinse your TSD under lukewarm water to help wash away any bacteria or plaque. You should brush the snore guard occasionally with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
Mandibular Advancement Devices attach to the teeth in some way. There are several different design options and materials, but all of them require daily rinsing with lukewarm water.
Some Mandibular Advancement Devices have hinges and require regular brushing with soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to remove bacteria and plaque.
You should avoid using hot water made from boil and bite snore guards. The heat can cause the thermoplastic material to deform slightly.
Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a paper towel before storing it in its case. Be sure to check the snore guard regularly for signs of wear and tear.
If you have any questions about snore guards or need further tips for maintaining your particular model, please call us at 703-830-9110 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!