How to properly clean a mouthguard (e.g., a nightguard)?
For example, https://mouthguardsforteethgrinding.com/how-to-clean-your-mouth-guard-effectively/ (mirror) mentions 7 general methods:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Mouth Rinse
- Soap and Water
- Mouth guard cleaning tablets
- Dental sanitizing devices
- Natural cleaning methods
Are the equally efficient?
For example, I have read on https://riverrundentalspa.com/instructions-for-cleaning-your-night-guard/ (mirror) that the use of toothpaste is deleterious to the mouthguard:
You don’t need to apply toothpaste to the brush. Since toothpaste can be abrasive, it may scratch your night guard and cause it to wear out more quickly.