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How to deal with plaque/tartar on retainer?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Use Denture Cleanser: Soak in a denture cleanser. If the retainer has metal on it, then use a denture cleanser that is safe for partial dentures.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Clean: For plaque brush retainer 2x/day when you brush your teeth. Place in denture cleanser 1x/day, follow the directions on the box. If you have tarter build up on your retainers, try soaking in vinegar.

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