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Can I use denture cleaner to get rid of bad smell from mouth ?

Can I use denture cleaner like Polet ident on my retainer to get rid of the weird smell and taste?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Jan 2011
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It is a plastic retainer with metal wires that fit between the teeth.
Answered: Sun, 9 Jan 2011
Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, you can use a denture cleaner to clean you orthodontic retainer because the denture and the retainer are fabricated from the same material. Alternatively you can use the toothpaste and brush to clean the retainer. Keep it in water while not in use and change the water everyday.
Answered: Sun, 9 Jan 2011
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Yes you can use a denture cleaner to clean you retainer too.

Alternatively you can also use your tooth brush and tooth paste to clean it.

You can store your retainer in water at room temperature when not in use.

For further query do let me know.

Hope this information helps you.

Thanks and take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Yes, you can use a denture cleaner to clean your orthodontic retainer as both the appliances are fabricated with the same material.

Other than this you can clean it with toothpaste and a toothbrush.
Keep it in water when not in use, change the water everytime.

Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Denture-related breath odor is likely the result of wearing your dentures at night or not cleaning them appropriately
Clean dentures at least once a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a denture cleaner, mild soap or dishwashing liquid to gently scrub away food particles and plaque that collect on the dentures and contribute to bad breath. Dentures must be kept moist whenever you're not wearing them. Place them in water or a denture-soaking solution at night
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to health care magic forum,
The bad smell is due to the plaque and food debris which got accumulated in your denture.
Your denture has to be cleaned properly,both inner as well as outer surfaces using toothbrush and toothpaste.
please make sure that you clean your denture daily in the same way as you brush your teeth.
Rinse your denture after every meals.
Whenever you are not wearing denture,please put them in a bowl of cold water.
Also clean and floss your tongue daily.
I wish you good health.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

You can definitly use a denture cleaner to clean you orthodontic retainer because the denture and the retainer are fabricated from the same material.

Along with this, you can use the toothpaste and brush to clean the retainer.

Keep the retainer in water to keep them moist when not in use and change the water everyday.

If not kept in water , the dimensions of the retainer may alter so please consider this practice.

i hope this helps ,

take care.

Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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