A 31-year-old member asked:
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foul taste in mouth from mouth guard. what to do?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience 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 on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. James Courey
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 on Mar 13, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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 on Oct 31, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience 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 on Oct 31, 2015

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