2 September 2020

Keeping your dental retainers clean

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1. Clean Your Retainers Daily
Start with a soft-bristle toothbrush applying gentle pressure to remove any soft visible plaque that may have accumulated. This will help prevent the soft plaque hardening into tartar and help keep them clean long term.
2. Protect Your Retainers with A Case
Keeping your retainers in case will help ensure they do not become damaged, lost, or broken. This will also help prevent any dust or dirt build up and will be an essential step in keeping your retainer clean.
3.Toothpaste Is Bad for Retainers 
While toothpaste is recommended for your teeth it is not the same case for your retainers. Toothpaste can be abrasive and damage your retainer over time.

4.Never Boil
As much as germs hate boiling water its not the same for your retainers as it will irreversibly remould your retainer. If this happens your retainer will not be preventing your teeth from moving, nor will it fit correctly in your mouth.

 

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda has a neutral pH and will not upset the good bacteria in your mouth. Mix into paste by adding water and clean your retainer with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Making sure to rinse thoroughly before wearing. 



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