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can chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse be used to disinfect retainers at home?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: White vinegar cheaper and as effective.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Gary Chapman
34 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: But it is expensive. We recommend white vinegar and water mixed 50/50.
Answered on Feb 3, 2019

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Dr. John Thaler
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Safe - yes: Best to scrub with toothpaste and then soak in an antimicrobial effervescent cleaner ( efferdent, etc. ) the Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) won't c ... Read More
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