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The night guard needs to be cleaned daily, with weekly deep cleaning.

The same bacteria in your mouth will be transferred onto your night guard after wearing it all night.

If your guard is not cleaned daily, the following can occur:

  • Bacteria buildup
  • Bad taste and/or odors
  • Mold and mildew
  • Plaque buildup
  • The guard becomes discolored or stained
  • Reduced lifespan for your guard

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The best time to clean is first thing in the morning . If you wait until later, you place it at higher risk for bacterial growth. As it dries, the residue hardens and becomes hard to clean.

  1. Do not throw the night guard in a dishwasher or boiling water. High heat can warp and ruin the night guard.
  2. Avoid bleach, since bleach can actually damage the night guard. It can also be dangerous if you don’t rinse all of the bleach off.
  3. Keep an eye out for any cracks, dama...

Clean the night guard with denture cleaner or mouthguard cleaners. Avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol as this may damage the guard.

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