When diagnosed with a snoring disorder, an anti-snoring mouthpiece can be a lifesaver. Many people who use an anti-snoring mouthpiece, like the Zyppah, don’t know how to clean it or they just don’t consider it an important task. But with all the bacteria housed in the human mouth, cleaning the apparatus is important to your oral health.
The human mouth contains between 800-1,100 different strains of bacteria. The inside of the mouth creates the perfect environment for microbes to grow because it is dark, moist and warm.
Although bacteria have no impact on the materials of the apparatus they can affect your oral health, specifically your teeth and gums.
So, how is the Zyppah cleaned? While many methods are used to maintain the device, each method has its pros and cons as the efficiency varies. The recommended methods for cleaning the Zyppah include:
Method 1: Toothbrush and toothpaste
Using a toothbrush and toothpaste is certainly the most common way to clean the Zyppah. It’s also highly recommended for quick and easy sanitation.
Some people might think that brushing the mouthpiece with toothpaste and a toothbrush is enough to eliminate all the bacteria. The water will wash some of the bacteria that has developed overnight off, but using just this method, isn’t enough.
After brushing the Zyppah with a toothbrush and toothpaste, other methods should be used to properly sanitize the device.
Method 2: Water and soap
Another common way to clean the Zyppah is with water and soap. Most people will do this as soon as they remove their mouthpiece. They simply wash it with warm water and anti-bacterial soap or a mild cleanser.
This method when used in conjunction with other methods, helps to kill any bacteria in hard to reach crevices. For best results, it should be done daily, although some users perform a thorough cleaning once per week.
Method 3: Mouth Rinse
Some people prefer to use mouth rinses, and mouthwashes to clean their Zyppah mouthpiece. They soak it in a mouth rinsing product for 10-15 minutes and allow it to air dry.
While using a mouth rinse is a great way to get rid of germs, there are also some disadvantages to this specific method. For example, the mouthwash will most likely stain the device, but it can also damage it, because of the chemicals it contains.
Method 4: Dental tablets
Using dental tablets is one of the most popular ways to clean the Zyppah. Not only are these tablets available at almost any drug store, but they are also very affordable.
There is a wide variety of dental tablets like Efferdent of Polydent. It’s a popular method because it removes stains from the mouthpiece and prevents plaque build-up without damaging it.
It’s very easy to use dental tablets. First, people will allow the tablet to dissolve in the water. Then, they add their Zyppah and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. After that, they just air dry it. It’s simple yet extremely efficient.
Method 5: Dental powder
The dental powder is designed to thoroughly clean the Zyppah anti-snoring mouthpiece, and remove stains including tobacco and coffee. It’s one of the most efficient methods as it eliminates 99.9% of the germs and odors.
Similarly, to the dental tablets, the dental powder is dissolved in the water. Then, it cleans the device quickly and easily without any hassle. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to get a squeaky clean Zyppah.
Method 6: iSonic cleaner
Most people find this the best method to clean the Zyppah. The iSonic cleaner is the most popular denture cleaning device on the market, and it is a great investment. So, how does it work?
The iSonic cleaner uses ultrasound to create mini bubbles that suck off debris. It can clean like a brush and can also reach places where a brush can’t reach. After 15 minutes or less, the mouthpiece is free of harmful bacteria, and it is fully sanitized.
Without any effort, the iSonic cleaner guarantees professional results at a reasonable price.
What the manufacturer recommends:
The manufacturer offers a 30-day supply of a product called SNAP, which is a cleaner and sanitizer. This product kills 99.9% of germs within one minute of application and costs $17.95. The above methods and products can be applied to any stop snoring device such as SnoreRx or ZQuiet.
Of course, every person should choose the best method that fits their lifestyle and their needs. The most important aspect of oral appliance care is keeping them clean which extends his life and ensures good oral health.
Chief editor here at Snore Nation and a proud father of two cool boys. I am a reformed snorer, a reformed smoker, a reformed overeater, a reformed city dweller and a reformed workaholic stress monster on the mission to share my insider tips to restore that quality sleep for you and your partner!