A 18-year-old female asked:
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how to clean retainers after it's been accidentally dropped into the wash basin, floor etc?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Toothpaste: Use your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Answered on May 21, 2015
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Gently: Gently clean retainer with soft toothbrush or soap and water. Avoid toothpaste as it scratches and dulls the plastic. You can then sterilize it by using Denture Cleaner Tablets (follow package instructions) or by soaking in 1 part bleach/3 parts water for an hour, then rinsing thoroughly.
Answered on May 24, 2018

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