Using a mouth guard cleaner is an important step in keeping all types of mouth guards clean from dirt and debris, as well as germs, bacteria and viruses. Whether you use a dental mouth guard, athletic mouth piece or night guard (to prevent TMJ, grinding, snoring, etc.), cleaning mouth guards will help prevent problems that can impact your oral and overall health.
HOW TO CLEAN MOUTH GUARDS WITH OAP CLEANER:
Cleaning mouth guards with OAP Cleaner is fast, easy and effective!
Simply place your mouth guard over a sink, bowl or towel and then:
- PUMP – Press the pump top of the OAP cleaner bottle to deliver the cleaning serum where your retainer need to be cleaned (one pump is all you need!)
- SCRUB – Use a soft bristle brush or cloth to gently agitate the retainer cleanser and to provide full coverage over the entire apparatus
- RINSE – Rinse the cleaner off with water and your retainer is clean!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROPERLY CLEAN MOUTH GUARDS?
When mouth guards are worn, they encapsulate the teeth and gums. If bacteria, germs, fungi, yeast or other debris are left to sit and multiply within mouth guards, they can then be transferred to the teeth and gums, potentially causing dental and health issues. That’s why it’s important to properly clean mouthguards after each use. In addition to a proper cleaning regimen, mouth guards should be kept away from other athletic equipment, should not be chewed on (which can create holes that allow bacteria to get trapped), and should be kept in clean cases that are well-ventilated (to prevent the growth of mold).
BENEFITS OF OAP CLEANER FOR CLEANING MOUTH GUARDS:
OAP provides instant cleaning of mouth guards and takes only 60 seconds to use. The carefully formulated, proprietary cleaning solution is effective at cleaning and sanitizing all types of mouth guards, killing 99.99% of all viruses, bacteria, fungi and germs on contact. It also removes debris and prevents offensive odors.
OAP is BPA, persulfate and chlorine-free, and is completely safe to use on mouth guards, as well as mouth guard storage containers. It is a gentle and mild cleaning agent that is convenient to take with you on the go.
HOW DOES OAP CLEANER COMPARE TO USING REGULAR TOOTHPASTE OR SOAP TO CLEAN MOUTH GUARDS?
Mouth guards can be cleaned using warm soapy water or a toothbrush and toothpaste, which can remove visible dirt and debris, but this method is not completely effective at killing bacteria and germs. OAP Cleaner instantly removes 99.99% of germs, as well as visible dirt and debris.
CAN MOUTH GUARDS BE CLEANED WITH HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS?
Some people opt for everyday household products, such as diluted bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, baking soda or mouthwash. Each has its varying levels of effectiveness and drawbacks, and depending on the materials of the mouthguard, some may cause harm to the apparatus. It is best to stick with a product that is known to clean mouth guards effectively and safely, without risk to the mouth guard itself or to your health.
HOW DOES OAP CLEANER COMPARE TO USING CLEANING TABLETS OR SOAKING SOLUTIONS?
Some people may be tempted to use cleaning tablets or fizzing soaking solutions to clean their mouth guards, but it is best to check whether the ingredients in any given cleaner are safe and effective for the type of mouth guard you are cleaning. If you have a dental mouth guard, you can ask your dental professional for suggestions on how to clean a mouth guard. If however, you are buying a stock mouthguard (such as for sports), you should check with the company to find out what cleaners are recommended. OAP Cleaner, however, is safe to use on all materials and all types of mouth guards.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MOUTH GUARDS BE CLEANED?
Due to the fact that some types of mouth guards, such as athletic mouth pieces, are continually put in and out of the mouth, in a sometimes less than pristine environment, it is best to be able to clean mouth guards as often as possible. If a mouth guard drops on the ground or comes into contact with sports equipment that may be harboring bacteria or germs, mouth guards should be cleaned. OAP Cleaner is easy to take with you on the go, fits in sports equipment bags, and all you need is a quick pump of the cleanser and some water to have a clean, germ-free mouth guard to pop into your mouth!
“After researching and trying a few other products that claimed to help solce these issues, i found OAP – a product that satisfies the dental professionals’s needs and the patient’s need. My patients rave about how OAP clainer is convvenient, how clean it leaves their appliances, and how little time it takes to use. “
Dr Steven Davidowitz,
DDS, FICOI Luxury Dentistry
NYC 328, East 75th St
New York, NY, 10021