One of the most popular ways to keep your mouth guard clean, as well as ensure that it will last for a few years, is to clean your mouth guard with cleaning powders and cleaning tablets. You probably are familiar with these tablets, as they are quite popular on the market and are often marketed as “denture cleaning tablets”.
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Brand Name Denture Cleaners
The first type of cleaning tablets that most people are familiar with are those brand name denture cleaners like Polident and Efferdent. These are available from almost any drug store, are very easy to use and have great results for those who wear a mouth guard at night. Many of the pros of using these tablets include the ease of use, the low price, and the effects that you can get from them. Additionally, these tablets will help to leave your mouth guard feeling fresh and clean, it will help to remove any stains that your mouth guard may get and can even help to remove any plaque buildup, something that can happen to many people who wear mouth guards.
One con that many users have mentioned about using denture cleaners is that they can’t seem to get the taste of the cleaner out of their mouth guard. Depending on the material the mouth guard is made of, it can actually absorb the taste of some products, and you will be able to notice that when you put them back in your mouth. The other con that users have mentioned is that these tablets, at regular strength, often times will not remove all the stains that they claim to remove.
You can also try Efferdent powder for mouth guards called: Efferdent Power Clean Crystals.
Retainer Brite Tablets
Like the denture cleaners above, Retainer Brite Tablets tend to do a very effective job when it comes to cleaning mouth guards over night. By placing the tablet in a glass of water, you will be able to completely clean your mouth guard with almost no effort. Some of the pros of using this particular brand of cleaning tablet include the minty fresh taste that is left behind, it is highly effective according to user reviews, it helps to remove any build up that has appeared on your mouth guard and is anti-bacterial.
There are a few cons, however, when you look at the Retainer Brite Tablets. For one, people report that the products doesn’t do much when it comes to removing stains. It is also a bit more expensive than the denture cleaners listed above, for a similar result. Finally, people have reported having allergic reactions to this product, so if you have a history of allergies, it might be best to go with something else.
Oral Guard Powder
Another option that you have when it comes to tablets is known as Oral Guard. This is a very similar product to the others, except this is a powder that can be dissolved in water and will clean your mouth guard very quickly, usually within 15 – 20 minutes. The Oral Guard powder claims to eliminate 99.9% of all germs that are on mouth guards and additionally, eliminates odors. On top of that, it is known to effectively remove stains, including tarter, coffee, tobacco, and more.
The one con that was reported that could affect the decision to purchase this product is that it can discolor any dental crowns you might have in your mouth, especially if you do not rinse the mouth guard well enough before placing it in your mouth.
Cleanguard Night Guard Cleaner
Another great option for cleaning your night guard with tablet is Cleanguard.
OPROrefresh Mouthguard Cleaning Tablets
OPROrefresh mouth guard cleaning tablets are yet another high quality product that can be used to clean mouth guards. These tablets have been formulated for use specifically in mouth guards, something the other products in this category cannot claim. The benefits of using this product include the fresh taste associated with these tablets, the ease of use, and the fact that it only takes 30 minutes to get a very thorough clean. The one con about this type of cleaning tablet is that they are difficult to come across, even online. You may want to talk to your dentist about this product, as it seems to be highly recommended by those in the dental profession.
The Recommended Methods For Cleaning Your Mouth Guard Include:
- Method#1 – Toothbrush and toothpaste – Learn More »
- Method#2 – Mouth Rinse- Learn More »
- Method#3 – Soap and Water – Learn More »
- Method#4 – Mouth guard cleaning tablets (You are here)
- Method#5 – Dental sanitizing devices – Learn More »
- Method#6 – Natural cleaning methods – Learn More »
- Method#7 – Professional dental cleaning – Learn More »