The easiest way to wash your mouthguard is to merely brush it every time you use it, just like you do with your teeth. You may also wash them with mouthwash or with a mild bleach solution, denture cleaners, soapy water or hydrogen peroxide. You never want to soak your mouthguard in these solutions for an extended period. Soaking in anything other than water may damage the resins used to make your mouthguard. Finish your cleaning by rinsing with plain water.
If you don’t wash your mouthguard each and every day, you risk bringing debilitating oral microorganisms into your mouth. Thus, our Elk Grove dentists suggest that you wash your mouthguard after each and every use.