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Thread: Cleaning your retainer
08-04-2006, 01:00 PM #1shannon Guest
Cleaning your retainer
I was wondering how some of you clean your retainers? I usually soak mine in mouthwash. I am just concerned about making sure I am cleaning my retainer properly.
08-07-2006, 05:16 AM #2shiny Guest
Try using a fluoride mouthwash with antiseptic ingredients, as they kill bacteria if any left on your retainers. Donít reuse mouth wash in which you sock your retainers.
09-15-2006, 02:01 AM #3chompz Guest
I'm thinking you could use polident, like they use for false teeth. My son used polident for his retainer in order to keep it clean enough. The fizzing action really gets into those crevices!
09-15-2006, 02:24 AM #4smile4me Guest
Hey, now that's something I never thought of! Polident! Who would've thought about that. I guess it makes sense though, seeing as how they are supposed to be used for false teeth.
10-23-2007, 12:02 PM #5Kerri985 Guest
Don't use the denture cleaners to soak your retainer! My orthodontist told me that it is too strong and will yellow the plastic!
He recommended Retainer Brite or Sonic Brite cleaners.
I found both of them on the internet. I decided to give them both a try, and I like them both for different reasons. I use the Sonic Brite to keep the white stuff off of them because I think it cleans deeper. I use the Retainer Brite when I travel on business because the tablets are really convenient to take with me.
You pay a lot of money to buy a new set of retainers, so don't mess up the ones you have with the wrong cleaners! That's my 2cents on the subject.
10-26-2007, 09:29 AM #6Junior Member
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i'll be getting my braces off pretty soon , i hope the retainer brite an sonic cleaner works well , as i've bought a year of the stuff:D
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