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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
No: It should not.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Permanent retainer: No, brushing will not damage sealant. The sealant in time will wear away and have to be repaired or replaced, so keep an eye on it. If it looks or f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience 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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Retainers: Brush them every time you brush your teeth. Use a plain soft toothbrush. Brush gently but thoroughly, including any wires. Avoid toothpaste or white ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
24 years experience 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience 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 15-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience 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

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