Your new snore guard is an investment in helping you reduce snoring issues caused by sleep apnea. With proper cleaning and maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your particular snore guard. thus saving you money in the long term.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices require rinsing each morning in lukewarm water to remove bacteria and plaque that may have built up overnight. You can also refresh the snore guard by brushing it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You should then store it in its case in a cool, dark place.
Mandibular Advancement Devices can come in several different designs and materials. It’s important to read the manufacturer’s directions thoroughly. All designs require daily rinsing with lukewarm water. If you need to refresh the unit, you can brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. Pay special attention to brushing around the hinges where plaque and bacteria can hide.
A snore guard made from a boil and bite thermoplastic material, should never be rinsed in hot water. The heat can cause the thermoplastic material to deform and will require you to refit the unit. Make sure the snore guard is thoroughly dry before storing it in its case. Keep an eye out 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 818-886-6100 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!