A 42-year-old member asked:
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is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

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Dr. Steven Roth
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes, but better to take the retainers off since they may prevent the mouthwash from accessing all surfaces of your teeth.
Answered on May 4, 2015
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Generally Not: Mouthwash can damage the surface of your retainers over time...It's too aggressive for most plastic materials. In addition, the mouthwash won't reach all the areas of your mouth/teeth when the retainers are in the way, so it won't give you the maximum benefit. There's really no advantage to keeping them in while you're rinsing.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
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Dr. Gary Chapman
34 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: However removal of your retainers will allow the mouthwash to access all of the areas covered by your retainer. Most mouthwash contains alcohol, this should not cause damage.
Answered on Feb 18, 2013

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