How to Clean a Retainer Case
When you own a retainer, or really any kind of oral appliance, it generally comes with a case. It's important that you replace it in the case each day after you clean it so that it doesn't get dusty — imagine putting it in your mouth and getting dust all over your teeth and the inside of your mouth! But there's more than just dust that you want to keep off your retainer. Many viruses, including the Covid-19 virus, are airborne. If you have a guest in your house and they use your bathroom and don't wear a mask, they could end up shedding virus onto your retainer if it's not kept in its case. Better yet, keep it in its case inside your medicine cabinet.
Of course, you also need to clean your retainer case on a daily basis, just like you clean your retainer or other oral appliance daily. That's where the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner comes into play. We have developed this all-natural cleaner that has no harmful chemicals like bleach or alcohol. Instead, it's made of natural ingredients like tea tree oil, menthol oil (which gives it a fresh minty taste), and distilled H2O.
Why do I need to clean the case?
You may wonder why you need to clean the case if you only ever put the clean retainer, dentures, snore guard, or other oral appliance into the case. The fact is, whatever is floating around in the air, including viruses or bacteria, land on the case the during the day. These tiny, even microscopic bits of yuck add up over the days, and eventually, you can see that the case is dirty. But before you can even see them, there are dangerous germs that can transfer from the case to your dental bridge, sports mouthguard, retainer, or nightguard onto your teeth.
How do I clean my retainer case?
With the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner, all you need to do is spray your case in the morning when you spray your retainer or other dental appliance. Then wipe the spray off and rinse in clean water, and your retainer and case are both clean and disinfected.
There are other options for cleaning the case, but don't forget that whatever you use to clean the case eventually ends up on your oral appliance, and therefore, on your teeth. Using dangerous chemicals like bleach can cause you harm, not to mention destroy your dental appliance quickly.
However, there are natural methods you could use. One of these is a mix of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. This is time-consuming. You can't just leave your case in either one — you would need to first soak it in vinegar for 30 minutes and then switch it to hydrogen peroxide for another 30 minutes. Do you have an hour to wait around for your oral appliance case to get clean? Or a better question — do you want your oral appliance to end up soaking up the flavor of vinegar or hydrogen peroxide? Not likely.
Another natural method you could use to clean your appliance case is a paste of water and baking soda. This doesn't have the bad flavor of vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, but it can make a mess and is more inconvenient than a simple, all-natural spray. Plus, baking soda is abrasive and can lead to surface scratching. This can, in turn, lead to bacterial buildup and stains. No way do you want anything in your mouth that has built up bacteria.
What is the best retainer case cleaner?
CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner is also the best cleaner for your retainer case. Plus, it's made in the U.S., which means it's regulated according to U.S. standards as opposed to that of other countries, which may be laxer in their product regulations. You can be sure when you choose CustMbite, you are choosing the best quality. Order the best retainer case cleaner online today and you don't have to worry!