Cleaning Your Appliance
Brush the item as soon as you remove it from your mouth with a denture brush and scrub well.
• Do not use a toothbrush. It wears out your brush quickly, and the bristles of a denture brush are stiffer and more effective.
Storing Your Appliance When Not In Use
Before You Decide To Get Creative...
Do not mix bleach and vinegar.
Bleach + Vinegar = Toxic Chlorine Gas.
Ammonia + Bleach = Toxic Chloramine Vapors.
Rubbing Alcohol + Bleach = Chloroform.
Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar = Parecetic Acid.
Baking Soda + Vinegar = Ineffective Cleaning Solution.
Storing your plastic in a container between use will help to keep it from warping, getting lost or broken.
Once every week, soak it in white vinegar for 30 minutes. Then brush as instructed above in the "Cleaning" section. This softens tartar buildup and allows you to brush it off.
Cover denture/retainer/nightguard with water and add a few drops of bleach. This will sanitize it/keep bacteria from growing in the water (and is why they add it to drinking water). *Do Not Use Alcohol Mouthwash To Keep It In.
• Do not place a denture, partial, retainer, nightguard or any other plastic item into your mouth while it is DRY.
• The surface of the acrylic/plastic is porous like a tiny sponge. This will adsorb the odor and bacteria of your saliva. Let it adsorb water, first, instead to keep it from becoming smelly.
1. Always wet the plastic item with water before wearing it in your mouth.
2. Clean it after each use. (see below)
3. Store in a liquid. Not dry. (see below)