How to Clean a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Mouthguard? (Easy Ways)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mouthguards protect practitioners’ teeth and jaw during rolling and sparring because BJJ is a brutal and explosive sport. In addition, they are essential for a long grappling experience.

As a wise practitioner, you should correctly fit and mold your mouthguard and clean it regularly for maximum and long-term protection.

You can clean your jiu-jitsu mouthpiece using mild antibacterial soap and warm water (watch the following video).

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Continue reading to find out how to clean and sanitize your BJJ mouthguard. Then, I’ll go through the best methods for cleaning a mouthguard. Keep your eyes peeled!

How Often Should I Wash My BJJ Mouthguard?

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The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends cleaning mouthguards after each usage. This is because a mouthguard comes into touch with saliva and bacteria from the mouth and may thus store germs and plaque. 

Yet, the frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, such as how often the mouthguard is worn and how it is kept.

For example, a mouthguard worn regularly and maintained in a warm, wet environment may need more cleaning than a mouthguard used less frequently and stored in a cold, dry location.

How to Clean and Disinfect My Jiu-Jitsu Mouthguard?

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Cleaning and sanitizing your Jiu-Jitsu mouthguard keeps it clean and practical. The following steps will guide you through how to clean and disinfect your mouthguard:

  1. Rinse the mouthguard with cold water to eliminate particles.
  2. Apply a tiny quantity of toothpaste, mild dish soap, or mild dish soap to the mouthguard, and then brush it with a toothbrush.
  3. Rinse the mouthguard again entirely with cold water to remove soap and dirt.
  4. Soak the mouthguard in disinfectant for 10-15 minutes. You may use a mouthguard cleaning solution like denture cleaner or a 3% hydrogen peroxide and water solution.
  5. Rinse the mouthguard with lukewarm water (warm water between 98 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit) to remove disinfection.
  6. Store the mouthguard after air drying. To avoid germs and mold growth, put the mouthguard in a dry area like a mouthguard case.

Related: How to Mold a Jiu-Jitsu Mouthguard? (Roll With Confidence)

Best Ways to Wash and Clean BJJ Sports Mouthguards?

There are many ways to wash and clean a mouthguard at home.

Cleaning a Mouthguard Using a Toothpaste

  1. Rinse the mouthguard with cold water to eliminate particles.
  2. Apply a tiny quantity of toothpaste to the mouthguard, then brush it using a toothbrush.
  3. Rinse the mouthguard properly with cold water to remove the toothbrush molecules.
  4. Allow the mouthguard to air dry.
  5. Keep the mouthguard in a dry area, such as a mouthguard case.

Cleaning a Mouthguard Using a Soap and Water

  1. Rinse the mouthguard with cold water to eliminate particles.
  2. Apply a tiny quantity of alcohol-free soap like antibacterial, Castile, or dish soap to the mouthguard. Then brush it gently with a toothbrush until it is soapy.
  3. Rinse the mouthguard again entirely with cold water to remove any suds.
  4. Allow the mouthguard to air dry.
  5. Maintain the mouthguard in a dry area, such as a mouthguard case.

Related: Are SISU Mouthguards Good for BJJ? (Facts & Tips)

Conclusion

Cleaning your Brazilian jiu-jitsu mouthguard after each usage is vital for your hygiene, like cleaning your gi. It will keep germs at bay and reduce health illnesses.

In addition, washing and cleaning your mouthpiece regularly helps extend its lifetime and keep it providing the protection and comfort you need while training.

Recommended: The Best Mouthguards for BJJ (A Closer Look)

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