Your snore guard represents a serious investment in addressing your respiratory health and improving the quality of your sleep. Proper cleaning and maintenance will extend the lifespan of your snore guard, saving you time and money.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices, also known as TSD’s are popular with denture wearers because they don’t attach to the teeth. The snore guard needs to be rinsed each morning in lukewarm water to remove away any bacteria or plaque that might have built up over night. You can brush the snore guard occasionally with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste, or denture polish.
Mandibular Advancement Devices, sometimes known as MAD’s come in several different designs and can be made from different materials. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s directions thoroughly. Some units, especially those with hinges, will often require daily brushing with soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to remove bacteria and plaque. All designs will require daily rinsing with lukewarm water.
If you have a boil and bite snore guard, you will need to avoid using hot water. The heat can cause the thermoplastic material to deform slightly.
Make sure the snore guard is thoroughly dry 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 (269) 964-7660 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!