Summer is here at last but it has its downside too. The hot, humid weather made for uncomfortable nights but they also need you take more care with hygiene as germs breed more rapidly when it’s hot.
It’s important to keep your mouthpiece clean and free of germs. SleepPro oral appliances are made from the same base material and can be cleaned in exactly the same way.
When you wake up, remove your SleepPro and wash it thoroughly in clean water – hold it under the running tap and wash it gently but make sure that the water is only lukewarm– and afterwards try using a toothbrush to help remove any deposits within the teeth imprints. However do NOT try to use toothpaste to clean your SleepPro as this will score the surface of the mouthpiece and make it more susceptible to staining in the future.
After cleaning in this way, a brief soak in mouthwash or using a denture cleaner will help to keep it fresh, but be careful what you use as over time, some of the chemicals in those products may degrade the plastic and reduce it’s life expectancy. Our own tablets, Fresh & Clean are specially formulated not to do this, and are available in packs of 20 for very little cost.
Fresh & Clean have been specially formulated to gently clean your SleepPro appliance and to leave it tasting minty fresh. They have been well tested and they do not accelerate the degrading of the appliance like some of the over the counter products – particularly the cheaper ones. They’ll remove any stubborn stains that remain.
Use them daily for the best results and a refreshing minty taste.
Keep your teeth and gums healthy and for that it’s always recommended that you:
- Brush your teeth well last thing at night with fluoride toothpaste before using your SleepPro mouthpiece
- Clean in between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss – as brushing alone only cleans about 60 per cent of the tooth surface
- Use a mouthwash that contains antibacterial ingredients to help prevent gum disease, and contains fluoride to help prevent decay.
Then follow the morning routine as previously described o keep your SleepPro mouthpiece in the very best condition.
Don’t forget that you can now protect yourself even more from stubborn oral germs – particularly in the very hot weather we’re having, and even more so if you’re heading for holidays in a hot climate.
Easifit and Custom are the two leading NHS Approved appliances from SleepPro and both are now available in AM versions – meaning that they are anti-microbial due to added special polymer that will kill any bug that contacts their surface. The AM version is in both cases only £10 extra so it’s well worth paying.
This new AM technology will not only make your SleepPro mouthpiece much more hygienic, but it will keep it fresher for longer, as well as protecting both the surface of the appliance and also help to preserve a good comfortable fit. It will provide long-lasting hygienic protection by creating a surface barrier upon which microbes cannot survive and will also extend the lifetime of the product as well as helping to safeguard your teeth.
They’re fully approved by the NHS who regularly issue them direct to snoring and sleep apnoea sufferers in many hospitals – and as well as stopping you from snoring, they’ll now protect you from most germs and infections. Don’t forget that a weekly soak in Fresh & Clean will keep them at their best.