A 18-year-old female asked:
how to clean retainers after it's been accidentally dropped into the wash basin, floor etc?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Toothpaste: Use your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Answered on May 21, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
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
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!