How To Keep Your OSA/Snoring Appliance Clean

Oral appliances can collect germs, plaque and tartar buildup just like your natural teeth. Since the mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria, it’s important to clean your appliance every time after using it.

Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your snoring appliance sanitary:

● Before inserting it at night, make sure that you brush your teeth first.
● Don’t eat or drink anything other than water when you have the appliance in place.
● Your appliance can be brushed with a soft bristled toothbrush and doing so should be a part of your regular dental cleaning routine.
● Solutions that can be used to scrub your snoring device are: anti-bacterial dish soap, a partial denture cleaner, a vinegar/water solution, a mixture of baking soda and water, mouthwash, or an oral appliance cleaning formula.
● When not in use, always store your appliance in its container to prevent it from collecting germs in the air.
● When you visit the dentist for your bi-annual cleaning and check-up, bring your device with you. We can inspect it to ensure that it’s in good condition and will use our special tools and cleaning supplies to wash it for you.

Where to Get Help With Snoring And OSA

OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) is a serious condition. Snoring can be an indication that you have OSA. If you snore, feel tired easily, or have a tendency to grind your teeth, you should get it seen about right away. Dr. Amir Jamsheed of Encino Dental Studio can work with you and your doctor to provide you with an oral appliance that can treat sleep apnea and prevent you from having to wear a CPAP (breathing machine) each night.

If you think you may have this condition than give us a call today. A good night’s rest is just a visit away.

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