We all know it is important to regularly brush our teeth to help keep them healthy and clean. However, did you know that germs and tartar can also accumulate on your removable dental appliance? That is why it is so important to clean your retainer, aligner or nightguard in the right way, every day.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR?
If you notice any of the following signs, plaque or tartar could be building up. Studies show wearing a removable dental appliance can lead to an increase of more harmful germs, plaque or odour-causing bacteria in your mouth. Poor appliance hygiene can lead to bad breath, stains and plaque accumulation. However, by keeping your removable dental appliance clean, you can keep potential problems such as bad odours at bay. Learn more about the importance of keeping retainers, aligners and nightguards clean.
SIGNS YOUR REMOVABLE APPLIANCE ISN’T CLEAN
- Does it smell bad?
- Is it covered in a cloudy film?