Your snore guard represents a serious investment in your respiratory and dental health and can be an important factor in getting a good night’s sleep. You can effectively increase the lifespan of your snore guard with regular care and maintenance, allowing you to use it for a long time to come. This can also help you save money by not having to buy a replacement as often.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices tend to be more common for people with minor sleep apnea and those who have dentures. Mandibular Advancement Devices attach to the teeth in some fashion. There is a wide variety of options, designs and materials. Some Mandibular Advancement Devices have hinges while others may be made from a boil-and-bite thermoplastic compound.
You should rinse the snore guard under cool or lukewarm water each morning. This will help wash away any bacteria and plaque that may have developed over night. Avoid using hot water with a boil-and-bite snore guard. Dry the snore guard thoroughly with a paper towel before storing it in its case. Be sure to check the snore guard regularly for signs of wear and tear.
It’s also a good idea brush the snore guard with nonabrasive toothpaste at least once a week to eliminate any potential bacterial build up. Abrasive toothpaste is good for removing plaque buildup on your teeth, but it can cause undue wear and tear on your snore guard.
If you have any questions about snore guards or if you need further tips for maintaining your particular model, please call us at 913-432-0765 to schedule an appointment.