Just as plaque can build up on teeth and gums, it can also stick to retainers. It is important to softly brush your retainers every time you brush your teeth. Approved denture cleaning solutions work well, but avoid using hot water, as this can cause irreversible damage to the retainers.
Pet animals, especially dogs, love to chew retainers! Whenever the retainers are not being worn, store them in a safe place and away from pets.
Avoid placing the retainers in a tissue or napkin, as they can inadvertently be mistaken as trash. The best insurance for keeping retainers safe is to store them in their dedicated retainer cases.
For additional information regarding oral hygiene and braces, please contact our office at 732-226-6800 and we will be happy to guide you!