- ½ vinegar and ½ cool tap water for 20-30
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda in ½ cup tap
water for 20-30 minutes.
- Cool tap water and a denture cleaning solution
like Polident or Efferdent for 15 minutes.
Note: Heat will cause your splint
to warp. Therefore, do not use hot water when
cleaning the splint. If the water is too hot for
your fingers, it is too hot for your splint. Do not
leave your splint in a car or next to a heater.
However, as long as your splint is in position in
your mouth, hot food or drink will not damage it.
1. You must wear your splint all
the time and remove it only to brush your teeth
(unless told otherwise). It is especially important
to wear your splint when you are concentrating on
something such as driving, exercising, paperwork,
etc. These times are when you are most likely to
subconsciously grind your teeth.
2. At all times try to condition
yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart, even
when wearing the splint. Your teeth should only
touch when you swallow or eat. Separating the teeth
will help your muscles to relax and reduce the
stress on the jaw joints.
3. In the beginning, you may find
that you have more saliva in your mouth. This is
your mouth getting used to having something in it
all the time. After awhile, this should return to