Rinse & brush after wearing.
This helps to remove any plaque or bacteria before they have a chance to latch on.
Wake up & brush Jently.
Give your night guard a daily light brushing with your toothbrush – no toothpaste necessary.
Let it breathe (& dry completely).
After rinsing it in the morning, allow your night guard 15-30 minutes to air-dry completely before closing the protective case. This simple step is vital to prevent rapid bacterial growth.
Once dry, keep it in the case.
If kept in the bathroom, over time the steam and humidity can cause warping. Instead, we recommend storing your night guard on your nightstand or bedside table.
Keep the case clean, too.
A pristine, clean night guard can be a wasted effort if you put it back into a dirty case. Wash the case regularly with dish/castile soap.
Deep clean monthly.
Make a habit of deep-cleaning your Jently night guard at least once a month. Use denture cleaner or alternating soaks in white vinegar & hydrogen peroxide.
Using toothpaste can lead to microabrasions that cause your night guard to wear out more quickly. Dish soap or Castile soap work well as non-abrasive cleansers.
Don’t ever leave your night guard soaking in anything for longer than an hour. Extended time in liquid can damage the material your night guard is made out of. Additionally, don’t soak in any liquid containing alcohol – that includes Listerine and many other mouthwashes.
If Jently goes unused, here's what to do.
Don’t worry, you’re not the first (or the last person) to have this issue. If an over-the-counter denture cleaner, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide aren’t cutting it, contact us and we will happily provide a deep cleaning service for a small fee.
Eventually, even Jently needs to retire.
We know, nothing last forever. By carefully following the care instructions listed above you can maximize the lifetime. The average lifespan of a Jently night guard is around 5 years.
Depending on a number of factors, (strength of grinding force, irregular cleaning, exposure to extreme temperatures, etc), it may need replacement in 1-2 years. If you ever have questions about whether or not you might need to replace your Jently night guard, attach a photo and any other relevant information and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.