Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tips On How To Clean Your Retainer!

 Do you wear a retainer? Do you clean it every day? Many people who wear retainers do not clean them every day... GROSS! To put it into perspective, having a dirty retainer is like not brushing your teeth. 

Below are some ways to clean your retainer:

  • Water for cleaning on the go - Although water will not disinfect a retainer it will help prevent bacteria from growing while it is out of the mouth.
  • Toothpaste - After you are finished brushing your teeth, gently brush your retainer. 
  • Denture Cleaner - Soak in denture cleaner for about 20 minutes. After it's removed from the solution gently scrub it with a soft-bristled toothbrush. 
  • Baking Soda - Mix water and baking soda together to create a paste. Gently scrub with a soft-bristled toothbrush. * it also whitens discolored retainers*
  • Vinegar - Soak for 20 min in equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Rinse then soak for another 20 minutes in cold water.

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