Prescription snore guards like a tongue stabilizing device, mandibular advancement device or thermoplastic mouthpieces can help alleviate symptoms of moderate sleep apnea. The style provided for you by Dr. Brett M. Barney and the orthodontic specialists at Desert Dental Group will be based on your personal preference and the structural details of your mouth.
Taking steps to clean and maintain your prescription snore guard will help extend its life and ensure that it fits comfortably in your mouth.
This starts by rinsing your snore guard under cool water every morning, 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 unit.
Be sure to brush any hinges and contoured areas to thoroughly loosen any plaque and bacterial deposits. If the unit needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.
Once it has been thoroughly cleaned you should then dry the snore guard and store it safely in the case provided.
If you are in the Tucson, Arizona, area and you have questions about how to maintain your new snore guard, you can always call (520) 663.0419 to speak to a staff member at Desert Dental Group.