Congratulations on finally deciding to purchase your very own anti-snoring mouthpiece. You now have a new sleep companion that will make your nights peaceful and provide you and your partner a restful sleep.
Your new device will be used every day, and it will go into your mouth each time that is why you need to ensure that it is sanitized. When we say sanitized, it doesn’t only mean clean; it also means that it is germ-free and mold-free.
How do you achieve it? Your device may have come with a care instruction. Follow this to the T to extend the life of your device and prevent breakage and discoloration. We also have additional tips to help maintain your equipment spic-and-span.
Never use boiling water
Remember the boil-and-bite step that you performed when you first got your device? If you soak your gadget in hot water, you will soften the thermoplastic again which cause your device to lose its shape. Once the shape is distorted, the fit will significantly change, too. It will then result in discomfort when you use your mouthpiece.
Toothpaste is for teeth
You might be tempted to use your regular toothpaste to clean your mouthpiece. Well, here’s our one-word tip when you feel like doing it – STOP! It may look harmful because you can use it to clean your teeth but the chemicals in the toothpaste may be too abrasive for your device.
If you are using a Zyppah mouthpiece, you must be aware of the gel foaming cleanser called Snap Clean. This soap can prevent bacteria, mold, and virus build-up on your mouthpiece. Just a spray of this cleaning solution will be enough to sanitize your device.
If you do not have Snap Clean yet, you can use warm water with a drop of regular dishwashing liquid, preferably the variant with an anti-bacterial formulation, to wash your mouthpiece. You can use a separate soft toothbrush to scrub the nooks and crannies of your gadget.
Invest in Ultrasonic Cleaners
Ultrasonic cleaners are like Jacuzzis for your mouthpiece. It cleans your device at the microscopic level through the rapid bubbles created by the high-frequency sound waves projected on the water. It can quickly remove dirt that cannot be removed by regular brushing.
Slippery When Wet
There is a great chance of losing hold of your mouthpiece while washing it. It will be unfortunate to crack your device while cleaning. As such, it is a good idea to lay down a towel on the surface where you are cleaning your device so that it will be cushioned if it slips off your grip.
Part of the cleaning routine is the way you store your device. The thorough cleaning of your device will be futile if you will just place it on your bedside table unprotected from dust or crawling insects. Here are some tips that you can follow to keep your device clean while waiting for you to use it again.
- Your mouthpiece will usually come with a storage case. Use this case for storing your mouthpiece. If you do not have it anymore, you can use any clean container that has a cover.
- Your mouthpiece is only as clean as its storage container. Remember to wash the protective case of your mouthpiece, too.
- Keep your device out of reach of animal and kids. Aside from the possibility of breakage, they might play with it and contaminate your device.
- Dry your mouthpiece completely before storing.
Hope we gave you enough ideas to care for your mouthpiece. Your anti-snoring device is a valuable tool in keeping your sleep pleasant to everyone around you.