Quiz: Oral Appliance Care

By now, you probably know how to wear your oral appliance. You probably know the best time to put it in and you’ve likely grown accustomed to this practice on a nightly basis. However, if you’re unsure about how to maintain it, then it’s most certainly time that you get the details sorted out. When you care for it correctly, you can continue wearing it an enjoying the treatment it provides for your sleep apnea without complications. If you neglect it, however, you may end up with some problems! Find out if you need a bit more education or if you’re on track by taking our quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: It’s extremely important that you keep your oral appliance clean. Otherwise, it can lead to problems for your oral health and for the appliance itself.
  2. True or False: It’s very important that you remember to store your sleep apnea appliance as suggested. Otherwise, it can easily become damaged, which will not yield good results for your sleep apnea.
  3. True or False: We suggest you use a product called DentaSoak to soak your appliance in a special solution that will cleanse it very well.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. When you aren’t mindful about proper oral appliance care, you run the risk of damaging the appliance. You also run the risk of introducing a buildup of bacteria into your smile with each wear, which can lead to problems like infection.
  2. True. We encourage you to keep your appliance safe when not in use. Leaving it lying around or storing it improperly may lead to damage, which means it cannot do its job.
  3. True. We will provide you with specific instructions. Cleaning your appliance for a minimum of twice weekly will keep it safe.

See Us For Sleep Apnea Tips

When you have questions about your appliance, don’t feel shy! Ask us right away, so we can ensure your treatment is going well. Schedule a sleep apnea consultation with us in Des Moines, IA by contacting Gateway Dental Group today at (515) 244-9565.