Brushing your teeth and caring for your retainer also can ensure that your smile stays healthy.
To keep your retainer clean, the association suggests:
- Wash your hands before and after wearing your retainer.
- Soak your retainer often in a vinegar-and-water solution.
- Never boil your retainer. You can ruin the custom mold.
- Use a baking soda scrub or a non-harsh toothpaste.
- Use a denture cleaner twice a week.