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.

  1. 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.
  2. Use only warm or cool water to wash the appliance. It is made of thermal plastic and will distort with hot water.
  3. To remove the appliance use gentle pressure on the top rim of plastic. Use a gentle rocking motion to dislodge the appliance.