A 46-year-old member asked:
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please tell me, could i use mouthwash to clean my retainers?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Preferrably nonalcohol mouthwash (biotene) since alcohol (in listerine) may dry out the plastic especially some patient chose to soak their retainer for freshness... Brush your retainer with your toothpaste when put them away is adequate.
Answered on Jul 12, 2018

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