Keeping Your Mouthpiece Clean
If sediment, food or dust collects inside your mouthpiece, the throat and backbore will gradually become smaller. This will interfere with the response, tone quality and intonation of your instrument. Clean your mouthpiece at least once a week, brushing out the inside with mouthpiece brush and soapy water to maintain the original response and intonation.If the silver plating of your mouthpiece has worn off, the mouthpiece should either be refinished or discarded. Caution: Exposure to raw brass can lead to an allergic reaction or poisioning.