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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
No: It should not.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
No toothpaste: Brush retainers on removal and just before reinsertion with a soft toothbrush, no toothpaste. All toothpastes, especially whitening toothpastes, are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Keep them clean: To keep your retainers clean you should try to brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste each time you brush. If retainers are not kept clean they g ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Whitening: Anything labeled whitening usually has higher than normal levels of abrasives. Brush your retainer 2x/day with a plain soft toothbrush, no toothpaste ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Both are good: It's the hard toothbrushes that irritate the gums and can cause recession. Brush and floss 2x day and visit your dentist regularly for exams and clean ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not necessarily...: Every four to six months should be fine, sooner only if you feel that the toothbrush has worn out due excessive wear and tear.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
23 years experience in Prosthodontics
Yes: On the abrasion (or abfraction) lesion on the neck of the tteth, we can place a white bonding matrial( composite resin filling) and then you may have ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Safe: No matter the instrument, proper oral hygiene not damage the retainer. But make sure a Dentist or your treating Orthodontist evaluates your fixed ret ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare case ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, but?: Why would you want to? If it is that painful to brush your teeth that you would like to put orajel on your toothbrush then you may have some oral prob ... Read More

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