What Is the Best Way to Clean a Night Guard for Teeth Naturally?

What is the best way to clean a night guard that you use while sleeping to protect your teeth from grinding? You want to keep your dental mouth guard properly maintained and cleaned, so it can continue protecting your teeth for as long as possible. You can prevent buildup, smells, and color changes by learning how to properly clean, dry, and store your night guard. 


1. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste, antibacterial soap or mild dish liquid to thoroughly clean your mouthguard.

Our recommendation is Remi's Dual Action Night Guard Whitening + Cleaning Foam - this is your two-in-one mouth guard solution and provides a night guard and tray solution for cleaning your night guard or retainer.. It has an advanced formula for overnight wear and was specially made to be used with your custom night guards. It is made in the USA, is gluten-free, and is cruelty-free.

For cleaning your nightguard, use a separate soft-bristled toothbrush. To remove any plaque residue, thoroughly clean the night guard from the inside out. Do not use your personal toothbrush.

Use lukewarm water to rinse your night guard or mouthguard. Hot water can permanently alter your night guard's fit.


2. Use a soft, clean towel to dry it.

Allow it to dry for at least 15-30 minutes before you store it. Choose a clean, flat surface to allow your night guard to dry. 


3. Keep the mouthguard in its case.

When you are not wearing your night guard it is important that you keep it stored in a case rather than on your bathroom counter. Be careful not to store your night guard anywhere subject to extreme hot or cold temperatures or where pets could play with it. 

Remi | Mouth Night Guard inside its protective case

Night guards can be made from different materials. They will react differently to cleaning solutions. Do not use bleach, hot water, or harsh abrasives. Your mouth guard may be permanently damaged by harsh abrasives, bleach, or hot water. 

We suggest developing a monthly regimen of deep cleaning, which is a great way to prevent yellowing.. Make a habit of deep cleaning your night guard at least once a month. 

Pro Tip:Don’t leave your night guard soaking for longer than one hour. Also, don’t soak in any liquid containing alcohol – that includes Listerine.

4. Keeping Your Case Clean

Cleaning your night guard can become a wasted effort if you put a clean night guard into a dirty case. Keep the night guard case clean by washing it on a regular basis using water and mild dish soap. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and dry it completely before putting your guard or retainer inside it.

Are you looking to replace your existing dental mouth guard?

Remi offers custom nightguards that allow you to cut out the costly middleman dentist and enjoy savings of up to 80% with new night guards delivered straight to your door. Enjoy reduced teeth damage from grinding and sleep even better with the Remi 30-day guarantee. 

We understand that you have many options when it comes to ordering a custom-made mouth guard online. These are just a few of the reasons why Remi is different from all others.

Our work is not outsourced. Each custom product is handcrafted by dental professionals in our lab right here in San Francisco, CA.

Every order comes with two guards, while all other options on the market either charge more for a second guard or do not offer it at all. This allows our customers to test both top and bottom guards - of if you already know your preference, you can let us know and then you’ll have a backup guard or one for travel!

We answer your calls at 1-800-234-1874. It is becoming less common to have a customer service number listed on a website. We feel it is essential that you can reach a real person.

Since 2019, Remi has been making custom night guards online. We have delivered thousands of custom-made night guards, teeth whitening kits, and other products to satisfied customers. 

All purchases come with a Remi 30-night money-back satisfaction guarantee and a replacement in the event that your custom night guard fails to perform as expected. 

We care about you. Our loyal customers have been with us for many years. We want you to love every moment of your experience with Remi. Check out our 5-star reviews to read what happy customers have to say about us!

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