Brushing your teeth regularly will help keep them healthy and keep bacteria away. However, it is just as important to clean your retainer, aligner or night guard daily too.
WHAT ARE BACTERIA AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Bacteria are invisible to the human eye but live everywhere including inside your mouth and on your skin. Your mouth naturally contains hundreds of different types of bacteria. However, if too much bacteria builds up, it can cause problems including cavities and bad breath.
WHY BACTERIA ACCUMULATE ON RETAINERS, ALIGNERS AND NIGHT GUARDS
If you do not clean your retainer, aligner or night guard daily it is an ideal place for bacteria to multiply and grow.
CAN BACTERIA IMPACT MY ORAL HEALTH?
If bacteria are not regularly removed from your teeth and removable dental appliance, they can impact your oral health, leading to problems like bad breath.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP BACTERIA AT BAY?
Just like brushing your teeth, it’s important to get into a habit of regularly cleaning your retainer, aligner or night guard every day.
Using a cleansing solution like Polident Retainer & Mouthguard Cleanser can help stop cumulative build-up of odour-causing bacteria to help keep your removable dental appliance clean and fresh. These dissolvable tablets are designed with Crystal Clear technology to lift stains to help stop your removable dental appliance from becoming discoloured. They remove* 99.9% of odour-causing bacteria** in just 3 minutes.
*When used as directed. ** In laboratory tests; Kiesow, A. et al. (2016) J. Prosthet. Dent. 115(2) 189-198. Sponsored by Haleon
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP YOUR RETAINER, ALIGNER OR NIGHT GUARD CLEAN
Do not swallow tablet.
- Drop one Polident Retainer & Mouthguard Cleanser tablet into enough very warm (not hot) water to cover your dental appliance.
- Soak for 3-5 minutes then gently brush. For best results, gently brush your dental appliance with cleanser solution using a soft brush. Discard remaining solution immediately after use.
- Rinse appliance thoroughly with running water.