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by Dobby
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: "Cleanse, Freshen, Go" Wipes and Solder Joints
Replies: 2
Views: 835

"Cleanse, Freshen, Go" Wipes and Solder Joints

Hello Retainer People, I was wondering if "Cleanse, Freshen, Go" wipes and sprays are safe to use with solder joints? If you've got any information about this topic or have had any experiences with this type of situation, I'd love to hear from you. I don't soak my retainer because I'm afraid the sol...
by Dobby
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: New -- Retainer Wipes and Retainer Cleaning Spray!
Replies: 5
Views: 16912

Re: New -- Retainer Wipes and Retainer Cleaning Spray!

I believe these wipes are persulfate free. So, does that mean that they are safe to use on retainers with solder joints?? I don't soak my retainers due to solder joints. I brush them with toothpaste, but sometimes they don't feel fresh. I'm thinking these wipes (and maybe the spray) might be just th...
by Dobby
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Traveling w/ Retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 4534

Traveling w/ Retainer

I only wear my retainer at night. I have three road trips coming up over the next few months. I was planning to pack my retainer in my luggage which will be in the trunk of the car. But now I'm wondering if it would get too hot in the trunk. I don't want my retainer to melt or warp. If anyone has an...
by Dobby
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Re: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Thanks Labguy! You've given me some useful information to consider, and I appreciate it!
by Dobby
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Re: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Lynn & Lab Guy, When my solder joints fell off my old retainer it occurred about a week after my dental hygienist sterillized my retainer. This was the first time I had ever had the retainer sterillized. I'm thinking there must be a connection... So, I plan not to let her sterillize my new retainer....
by Dobby
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Re: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Thanks for the feedback everyone. My last retainer lasted about 13 years. I was soaking them all day every day in efferdent and wearing them at night. The solder joints did darken but didn't fall off until recently. I didn't even connect the efferdent with the joints falling off until I started look...
by Dobby
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Thanks for the response.

According to the dentakit website, it looks like dentasoak can be used with soldered retainers as long as they are not soaked for over 15 minutes at a time. Is that true?
by Dobby
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 9
Views: 10137

Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Hello everyone. I posted this previously in the wrong place, so I'm going to try again. Sorry about the mistake. I'm a newbie. I am trying to learn about care for Hawley Dental Retainers with Solder joints. I have had this type of retainer for years. I soaked it every day in efferdent for several ho...
by Dobby
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Cleaning Hawley Retainer w/ Solder Joints

Hello everyone. I am trying to learn about care for Hawley Dental Retainers with Solder joints. I have had this type of retainer for years. I soaked it every day in efferdent for several hours, and wore it at night. It didn't seem to be a problem. Recently, my dental hygienist sterilized it. Then, w...