A member asked:

Foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. what to do?

8 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Brush or soak: Do you brush the guard or soak it in a proper solution? That will help get the bacteria off it that causes the foul smell. It should be done at least once a day.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. James Courey answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Here are some tips.: Guard odor is very common. Tip #1: simply brushing your guard after every meal just as you would your teeth. The morning is crucial as it will help get rid of your morning breath. Tip #2: floss your teeth on a daily basis. Will smell terrible food sits in ur guard. Tip #3: not only is rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth wash very important for your mouth, it can also act as an odor killer.

Answered 3/13/2013

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Clean: Clean your mouth guard. Brush it gently ( no toothpaste) 2x/day.. Careful not to splash, soak in 1 part chlorine bleach, 3 parts water for at least an hour. 1x/day soak in denture cleartfg

Answered 10/31/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Water and Vinegar: Store the mouthguard overnight in water, adding half of a teaspoon of white vinegar will help keep them clean and odor free.

Answered 10/31/2015

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