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If only have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you might find significant relief by using a snore guard prescribed by the orthodontists at Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics’s Dallas, Texas clinic. They come in several different styles and designs, the one we recommend will depend on the unique details of your mouth as well as your personal preference.

All snore guards, such as a tongue stabilizing device, mandibular advancement device or a boil-and-bite unit will require daily care and cleaning to keep it fresh and extend its life.

You should clean and refresh the snore guard each morning by rinsing it under water to remove any plaque buildup from the surface. Then you should brush it with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.

If your particular snore guard has hinges, be sure to brush them thoroughly to free any trapped plaque from minute textures. If the unit needs further refreshing, you can soak it briefly in a mixture of water and antiseptic mouthwash.

Once it has been thoroughly rinsed and cleaned, you should dry it and store in in a safe place using the case provided.

If you’ve had a snore guard prescribed at Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics’s orthodontic clinic in Dallas and Allen, Texas and you have questions about how to best maintain it, you can always call 972.947.2000 or 972-947-2200 to seek further advice.