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How do you sterilize baby teeth that are out of your mouth, for your collection?

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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bleach or alcohol

You can take a cup and do 1/3 rd household bleach and rest water, keep the tooth in it for 5 to 10 min.
Discard the diluted bleach and wash the tooth with water. Please keep the cup or jar of diluted bleach far far away from reach of children during that 5 to 10 min of disinfecting the tooth! can do the same with over the counter alcohol.

In brief: Bleach or alcohol

You can take a cup and do 1/3 rd household bleach and rest water, keep the tooth in it for 5 to 10 min.
Discard the diluted bleach and wash the tooth with water. Please keep the cup or jar of diluted bleach far far away from reach of children during that 5 to 10 min of disinfecting the tooth! can do the same with over the counter alcohol.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dr. Media Najafi
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You could boil them or clean with a bleach solution.
However, there is no reason to do so.

In brief: See below

You could boil them or clean with a bleach solution.
However, there is no reason to do so.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry

In brief: 10% bleach

Most people just rinse them off with a little soap and water. If you truly want to sterilize the tooth though, let it soak in a 10% bleach solution for 24 hrs.
Unless your baby has some deadly disease that nobody else in the family has though, (highly unlikely) this is probably overkill.

In brief: 10% bleach

Most people just rinse them off with a little soap and water. If you truly want to sterilize the tooth though, let it soak in a 10% bleach solution for 24 hrs.
Unless your baby has some deadly disease that nobody else in the family has though, (highly unlikely) this is probably overkill.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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