Snore guards are typically used to help mitigate snoring and breathing interruptions caused by untreated sleep apnea. They often need to be prescribed by a qualified orthodontist like Dr. Brett Gluck.
There are several different designs and styles. The one he recommends for you will be based on the particular details of your mouth as well as your personal preference. Regardless of the final design, you will need to clean and maintain your prescription snore guard every day.
Every morning you will need to thoroughly rinse your snore guard under cool water to remove any plaque buildup from the surface. A light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste will also help to refresh the mouthpiece.
If the unit has hinges or other contoured surfaces, you should also take special care to brush them. If your snore guard needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.
After you are done rinsing and brushing, you should dry the snore guard and store it safely in the case provided.
If you are in the Johns Creek, Georgia, area and you have questions about how to maintain your new snore guard, you can always call 770-664-6003 to speak to a staff member at Quality Orthodontic Care.