How to Clean Your Oral Appliance
The best time to clean your appliance is immediately after removing it in the morning. This will remove bacteria before they have time to colonize your oral appliance and create odors.
Start by rinsing your appliance in cool or warm water. Never use boiling or hot tap water to clean your appliance–this could warp it. Next, clean your appliance with hand soap and a soft-bristled brush. Antibacterial soap is acceptable but not required. Some appliances come with a specific cleaning brush designed to reach all parts of the appliance, but not ProSomnus appliances. You can use either a toothbrush or a denture cleaning brush. Make sure the brush has soft bristles to avoid damaging your appliance.
Toothpaste is not recommended for cleaning your appliance. Many toothpastes have abrasive particles. These help toothpaste remove dirt from your teeth but can scratch your oral appliance. Scratches on an oral appliance can accumulate oral bacteria, giving your appliance an unpleasant taste and odor.
After cleaning, put your appliance in its container to dry.