5 Easy Tips on How to Clean a Night Guard

If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching at night, chances are that you wear a night guard. These crafty devices help protect your teeth and prevent them from touching. Just as you would with a regular mouth guard or retainer, you need to clean your night guard on a regular basis.

By Dennis Hanlon

Quick Tips for Preventing Calcium Buildup on a Night Guard

If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching at night, chances are that you wear a night guard. These crafty devices help protect your teeth and prevent them from touching. Just as you would with a regular mouth guard or retainer, you need to clean your night guard on a regular basis. Doing so is critical for preventing calcium buildup on the night guard. Follow these fast and easy tips for keeping your night guard clean and fresh.

How to Clean a Night Guard Properly and Effectively

Follow These 5 Tips for Keeping Your Night Guard Clean

When it comes to cleaning and preventing calcium buildup on a night guard, there are numerous practices you need to implement into your routine. Luckily, making a proper cleaning routine is pretty easy. Just remember to include these steps and habits.

1. Rinse and brush the night guard each morning

Each morning, you should thoroughly rinse and brush your night guard. Rinse the night guard with warm water — not scalding hot water, which can soften the plastic — to safely remove plaque and saliva. When you are finished rinsing the night guard, gently brush it with a toothbrush. Make sure you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush on your night guard. Hard-bristled toothbrushes are typically too abrasive.

2. Use these solutions to brush your guard with

There are a number of solutions that you can brush your guard with. You can use toothpaste as long as it is labeled non-abrasive. Harsh toothpaste can wear down your night guard. You can also make a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Washing your night guard with antibacterial soap and water is also effective. If you aren’t interested in making homemade solutions, you can also purchase a commercial night guard cleaner from some drug stores or from Amazon.

3. Deep clean the night guard at least once a week

You need to deep clean your night guard at least once a week. There are several methods you can follow when soaking your night guard. If you want to soak your night guard in a denture cleaner, that is a perfectly safe cleaning method. You can also mix mouthwash with water and soak your night guard in the solution for about 30 minutes.

But if you would rather not soak your night guard in denture cleaner or mouthwash, you can create a vinegar and hydrogen peroxide soak method. For this method, you will need to make a water-based solution with vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, separately. Start by soaking your night guard with the vinegar solution for 30 minutes. When the night guard is finished soaking, rinse it with water before placing it in the hydrogen peroxide solution for another half hour.

4. Storing you night guard in a dry and clean place is critical for preventing calcium buildup on the night guard

Once you are finished cleaning your night guard, you need to store it in a dry and clean retainer case. Make sure you keep the case away from damp or humid conditions, as they can encourage the growth of bacteria.

5. Rinse your night guard before placing it back in your mouth

Once night draws in and you prepare for bed, it’s time to place the night guard back in your mouth. But before placing it back into your mouth, remember to rinse it with some water first.

Try This New Portable Cleaning Spray

A Safe and Convenient Solution for Preventing Calcium Buildup on the Night Guard

To add an extra sense of mint freshness and cleanliness to your night guards, consider purchasing the Soluria Smile Saver™ Spray. This convenient and portable spray can clean your night guards in an instant. Thoroughly cleaning your night guard with Smile Saver Spray can be done in three quick steps:

  1. Start by removing the night guard
  2. Spray Smile Saver on all sides of your night guard
  3. Wait at least 60 seconds before placing your night guard back in your mouth or in its case

At no point in this process will you have to rinse or brush the device because of our patent-pending, peroxide-free formula that makes Smile Saver such an easy and efficient cleaning solution. You can apply the spray both before inserting your night guard and after taking it out.

What Happens if You Don’t Properly Clean Your Night Guard

Plaque Buildup Can Increase Your Risk of Developing Tooth Decay

If you don’t properly clean your night guard or store it in a dry place, you are putting yourself at risk of developing tooth decay. Preventing calcium buildup on a nightguard is also important for ensuring your night guard continues to fit properly. You will also have to deal with an unpleasant odor from the uncleanliness of the guards. To avoid these obnoxious issues, you must remember to clean your night guards regularly.

Are you ready to change the way that you clean your night guards for the better? Purchase a bottle of the Soluria Smile Saver Spray today.

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Dennis Hanlon

Dennis Hanlon

Founder & CEO at Soluria. Development of novel products within the dental and sports markets.

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