Your custom night guard represents and investment in protecting your mouth from damage caused by grinding your teeth. The added comfort of a custom fitted night guard encourages regular use, thus preserving your mouth for the long term. Even though your night guard is designed to be very durable, you can still extend its life with thoughtful routine care.
It’s important to rinse the night guard with cold water, each morning. This will help to remove any bacteria or plaque that developed while you were sleeping. Make sure you thoroughly dry the unit with a paper towel before storing it in the case.
You can refresh your night guard by brushing it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. It’s also a good idea to wash the case with warm soapy water once a week will help to kill any bacteria that might transfer from the night guard.
It’s natural for your night guard to take a little wear and tear over the long course of protecting your mouth each night. If something significant happens, you should call your dentist to arrange for a new one.
If you have questions about getting a custom night guard or how to maintain your current one, please give us a call at 479-756-8631 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!