Caring for a Nightguard
Your full arch occlusal guard is designed for nighttime use. It is designed to keep your back teeth from touching in your sleep. It acts as a shock absorber to lessen the load on you tempromandibular (jaw) joint. It can be used for extended daytime wear if you find yourself gritting your teeth during the day.
- Keep the guard either in your mouth or the protective case to prevent damage or loss. Many people wrap appliances in a tissue and someone else unknowingly throws the tissue away not realizing that there is an important appliance inside.
- Use only warm or cool water to wash the appliance. It is made of thermal plastic and will distort with hot water.
- To remove the appliance use gentle pressure on the top rim of plastic. Use a gentle rocking motion to dislodge the appliance.