The Ultimate Guide to Custom Night Guards: Benefits, Cleaning, and Maintenance Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Custom Night Guards: Benefits, Cleaning, and Maintenance Tips

Why Custom Night Guards Are Essential for Your Health

          Custom night guards are not just about aesthetics; they are crucial in managing various conditions that can significantly improve sleep quality. These guards help prevent teeth grinding and clenching, which is especially beneficial under stressful conditions.

Common Causes of Night Guard Discoloration

          The materials used in our night guards/retainers are carefully selected to be free from additives, ensuring your health and confidence in your choice. Discoloration, though harmless, can be caused by bacteria, minor gum bleeding, mouthwash solvents, certain filling materials, and UV radiation.

Proper Cleaning and Maintenance of Night Guards

          Night guards made from thermoforming materials require specific cleaning and maintenance methods to ensure longevity and effectiveness.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Instructions for Night Guards

  •           Clean your teeth and rinse with water before inserting your night guard/retainer in the morning or before wearing it at night.
  •           After use, rinse thoroughly with water and use Oxydens cleaning tablets to remove plaque, mineral deposits, odors, and discoloration. Alternatively, use a toothbrush and soap.
  •           Avoid using alcohol-based cleaning solutions, toothpaste, mouthwash, or hot water, as these can damage the material.

Best Practices for Storing Your Night Guard

          Ensure your night guard is completely dry before storing it in a dry place, preferably in a Kiry retainer box with ventilation holes to prevent bacterial growth and keep it clean.

Why Consistent Care and Maintenance Matter

          Properly cleaning and maintaining your night guard can prolong its lifespan and reduce the risk of bacterial growth, leading to better oral health. Following these guidelines is as crucial as maintaining dental hygiene to protect teeth.

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