Helpful Tips for Taking Care of Retainers from Parkcrest Dental Group
Retainers are a very important part of the realignment process. If you have a retainer: congratulations! You are on the way to a beautiful smile! In today’s blog, the experts at Parkcrest Dental Group offer tips and tricks for taking care of your retainer, so it doesn’t get lost or damaged. Read on for more information and helpful advice.
Wear Your Retainer As Recommended
It may seem obvious, but if you are wearing your retainer, it’s almost impossible to lose it. So wear your retainer just as the orthodontic experts at Parkcrest Dental Group have recommended. Wearing your retainer as recommended will help make your smile beautiful, and it will be easy to avoid losing it.
When You Aren’t Using Your Retainer Keep It In Its Case
Any time you are not wearing your retainer, make sure to put it back in its case.
Colorful cases are best because they are easier to keep track of. Parkcrest Dental Group will help you choose your favorite colorful case, so it’s always easy to find.
Don’t Wrap Your Retainer in a Napkin!
When you are sitting down to eat lunch and you take out your retainer, it can be tempting to wrap it in a napkin until you are finished. The fact is, this is one of the most common ways that retainers are accidentally thrown away and lost. So make sure that every time you take out your retainer, it goes in its case.
Keep Your Retainer Clean and Dry When You Aren’t Using It
Cleaning your retainer is an important part of taking care of your dental health. A good rule is to clean your retainer before and after you have had it in your mouth. Cleaning your retainer is easy, just use the same products you would use when cleaning your teeth.
You can brush your retainer using a toothbrush and toothpaste, or you can let it soak in mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide. Never use alcohol-based or bleach-based cleaning products because these can damage your retainer. Also, never used boiling water to clean your retainer, it will cause the plastic to melt and the retainer will lose its shape.
If Your Retainer is Lost or Damaged, Parkcrest Dental Group is Here to Help
Even though you may take every precaution, retainers still get lost and damaged occasionally. Parkcrest Dental Group is here for you just in case. We will be able to replace your retainer, so your smile will keep looking great.
At Parkcrest Dental Group, we care about your dental health and we want you to be happy with your smile. Our orthodontic dental care experts are here to help, whenever you need us. Contact us today for more information about orthodontic care for beautiful smiles!