When you wear a retainer, or any oral appliance, it's important that you keep it clean. You should rinse it with water multiple times a day, and clean it with a quality retainer cleaning product like the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner at least once a day. This minty-fresh, gluten-free, sugar-free cleaner is also convenient and easy to use. You just spray your retainer, dentures, sports mouthguard, or other oral appliance, wipe it off with a soft cloth, and rinse it in clean water and it's ready to pop back in your mouth so you can go on with your day. Don't forget to clean your retainer case, as well.

Occasionally You Need to Deep Clean Your Retainer

About once a week, you should clean your retainer more deeply to make sure that it's fully sanitized. While daily cleaning with the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner does get rid of any germs and saliva that stick to the retainer, a full, deep clean once a week is preferable to make sure it's as clean and disinfected as possible.

There are a few different ways you can go about deep cleaning your retainer. First, you should never use chemicals like bleach or alcohol or products that contain them. This is an appliance you're going to put back into your mouth, and these chemicals are not safe, even if they are labeled for cleaning oral appliances. It's much better to use an all-natural remedy.

One way you could safely deep clean your retainer is by using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. You first soak it in vinegar for at least 30 minutes and then soak it in hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Then you rinse it off and pop it back in your mouth. Is your mouth puckering up at the thought? While this method may sanitize your retainer quite well, it's not exactly a minty-fresh taste when you put it back in your mouth.

A better tasting solution may be baking soda. You can make a paste out of baking soda and water or baking soda and vinegar (but there's that taste again) and apply it to your retainer or other oral appliance. Unfortunately, this makes quite a bit of a mess and is pretty inconvenient. Not only that, but it can be harmful to your retainer. Baking soda is abrasive and can cause scratches on the surface of the retainer. These scratches can lead to bacterial buildup as well as stains.

So what's the best way to deep clean my retainer?

The best deep cleaning solution for your retainer is the same as the best daily cleaning routine for your retainer — the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner. You simply spray the all-natural disinfecting spray on your retainer, leave it on for up to two hours, then wipe it off, rinse your retainer in water, and put it back in.

The active ingredients include tea tree oil, menthol oil, and distilled H2O, and the cleaner is made entirely in the U.S.A. It's also made using cruelty-free research and development, so you can feel good about using it.

To get the best deep cleaner for your retainer or other oral appliance, order the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner online today.