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How Do You Clean A Retainer?

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i have hard white stuff stuck on my retainer and it doesn't come off when i brush it...how do i clean it? has this happened to anyone else? i think i remember hearing that i should soak it in denture cleaner but im not positive

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hehe im not sure but my older sister and my aunt they used that dissolving thing [ lol forgot whats its called] and basically it :D

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^ I thought that IS denture cleaner? or am I wrong? :unsure:

I soak my retainers in hot water.

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You're suppose to use cold water and brush it with toothpaste.

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hehe im not sure but my older sister and my aunt they used that dissolving thing [ lol forgot whats its called] and basically it :D

Alka Seltzer.

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haha there you go :D hehe

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yep yep.. clean it with denture cleaner once in a while, and brush it under running water immediately after taking it out of your mouth, because if you wait, the retainers will cool and it'll be harder for you to brush off the bacteria... plus, it'll smell bad. =/

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I use cold water and some toothpaste. :mellow: Works fine for me.

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Mine are hella white. I can't take it off. I'm going to tell my aunt to clean it for me. LMAO!

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maybe I haven't used it for that long to get white stuff ... but definitely try the Alka Seltzer and brushing it

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happypiano: I'm pretty sure you should clean it with denture cleaner (Alka Seltzer you're talking about right?) everyday, not once in a while O_O

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If you go to drugstores, you'll be able to find those denture cleaners =)

They come with their own little case that you can soak the retainer in overnight :D

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I brush it with toothpaste.

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to remove the white stuff off the retainers just soak em in distilled white vinegar (you probably have it at home). for how long? (few hrs or less?) it really depends on how old the white stuff are and how wide spread it is. then after u soak em just brush ur retainer with teethpaste. it works everytime!

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You're suppose to use cold water and brush it with toothpaste.

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I use warm-hot water to rinse and rub my retainers. It gets clean, but I think it's better to use those dissolving tablet things to soak your retainers.. I just don't want to spent money xD

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to remove the white stuff off the retainers just soak em in distilled white vinegar (you probably have it at home). for how long? (few hrs or less?) it really depends on how old the white stuff are and how wide spread it is. then after u soak em just brush ur retainer with teethpaste. it works everytime!

yes this is the best way to do it!!!

after soaking in vinegar then brushing the retainers, they are so clean and look brand new

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You can also buy Polident Retainer Cleaners.

You put your retainer in a glass of cold water and put a tablet in.

Wait like 10ish minutes as it dissolves and it will clean your retainer pretty well =]

And you should brush it with cold water & toothpaste alot as well.

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i just brushed mine with a tootbrush with toothpaste.

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that white stuff is plaque or something !! its really hard to get off . but to just clean your retainer just use a toothbrushhhh and cold water

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I use warm-hot water to rinse and rub my retainers. It gets clean, but I think it's better to use those dissolving tablet things to soak your retainers.. I just don't want to spent money xD

never ever use hot water to wash retainers, it's made outta plastic, so it can make it soft and make slight changes in it.

that is just calcium.

Put it in solution that ppl use to clean their dentures (Polident), you can find it at the local drug store :)

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