Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cleaning a Bite Guard

Hi Ellie,

I wear a bite guard at night for clenching. I started soaking it in Listerine to kill any bacteria and then I rinse and brush it off. However, it still smells like Listerine and remains a little green afterwards. I don't care about it looking green, but I am wondering if acidic residue that gets embedded in the plastic is harmful to have up against my teeth all night long? Before I had been cleaning it with Efferdent, but I don't know if that killed all the bacteria.

Also, I am currently using the system twice per day. Is there any maximum number of times per day I can do the system - three? four?

Thanks so much for your help!

WW


Hi WW,

I think Listerine is good for the night guard cleaning - but I would suggest rinsing this off a little bit better -until all the green has gone! Use your toothbrush to brush it off - think of Listerine as loosening up the bacteria - and then you rinse and brush your appliance clean.

I am glad you are using my program - make sure the last thing on your teeth is the ACT : when you spit it out, put the guard into your mouth. Any wires will retain a little of the ACT around them - and this will help give vulnerable parts on your teeth extra help and protection.

Three uses per day is all I would suggest with my system. More is not necessary from a biochemistry standpoint. If you need to "clean" your teeth after a coffee or a meal - look to Zellies xylitol gum and mints as a resource that makes your mouth feel nice and clean again.

In five weeks of doing this you should feel a big difference in your teeth. After the first five weeks, the system begins to affect your entire mouth - and this is when you will know that this is really working for you!

Good luck and please keep in touch,

Ellie

www.zellies.com
26 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-1270

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