Steradent for retainers

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Jen8626
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Steradent for retainers

#1 Post by Jen8626 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:53 pm

Hello everyone

Just wondering if any UK people are using or have used steradent tablets to clean essix retainers? Just wondered if they're a good alternative to retainer brite? I'm getting de-braced next week so thinking ahead. Also steradent is available in all supermarkets unlike retainer brite.

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Jen

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Re: Steradent for retainers

#2 Post by Fangpull » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:10 pm

I advise my patients to use any liquid soap (washing-up liquid or even hand soap) and to scrub them gently with a stiff denture brush and COLD water. I do not recommend any other products, including Steradent, bleach or toothpaste. Do not store your retainers in water.

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Re: Steradent for retainers

#3 Post by Jen8626 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:03 am

Washing up liquid?!!! That's crazy talk! I was advised a soft brush and just cold water to rinse, retainer brite and not to use toothpaste as it is abrasive. I'd never use hand wash or washing up liquid, you wouldn't put it in you mouth ordinarily so why on earth would you wash retainers with it? yuk!! I think this is a hoax message.

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