Your new snore guard represents a serious investment in improving your respiratory health to reduce snoring caused by sleep apnea. With proper care and cleaning can extend the lifespan of the unit, thus saving you money in the long term.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices, prescribed to denture wearers need to rinsed each morning in lukewarm water. This helps to wash away any bacteria or plaque that has built up overnight. If the unit needs refreshing, you can brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste such as your denture polish. When you are done cleaning it, store it in its case in a cool, dark place.
Mandibular Advancement Devices can be made from several different materials, depending on their design. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s directions thoroughly. Regardless all designs will require daily rinsing with lukewarm water. If the unit needs refreshing, you can brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste such as your denture polish. It’s especially important to brush around any hinges.
If the snore guard is made from a boil and bite thermoplastic material, you shouldn’t rinse it 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 707-996-6704 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!