A 37-year-old member asked:
is it safe to use chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse to disinfect retainers and dentures?
4 doctor answers
Dr. John Thaler answered
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Safe - yes: Best to scrub with toothpaste and then soak in an antimicrobial effervescent cleaner ( efferdent, etc. ) the Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) won't clean nearly as well, but won't hurt them eother.
Answered on Jul 17, 2020
Dr. Lance Panarello answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Unsure if effective: It will definitely kill bacteria, unsure if it will be broad enough to be considered disinfected. It does have a tendency to produce staining.
Answered on Dec 31, 2017
Dr. Joseph Greenberg answered
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: Absolutely safe and a good idea.
Answered on Sep 3, 2013
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