A 35-year-old male asked:
is it safe to clean your retainers with a colgate soft total advanced whitening toothbrush? would the whitening harm the retainer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
No toothpaste: Brush retainers on removal and just before reinsertion with a soft toothbrush, no toothpaste. All toothpastes, especially whitening toothpastes, are slightly abrasive and can scratch acrylic. Place into denture cleaner (Polident, Efferdent) daily.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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