When you think about sanitizing devices such as retainers, sports mouthguards, or other oral appliances, you might immediately think about chemicals such as bleach or alcohol. After all, these chemicals are known to be very good at sanitizing objects and removing viruses, bacteria, and any other harmful substances. The only problem with that when it comes to oral appliances is that you have to put the devices back in your mouth. Bleach and cleaning alcohol are not safe to ingest, even in diluted form.

The best way to clean your retainer is with the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner. This is completely non-toxic and safe to use for anyone on any oral appliance. Continue reading to learn how you can use our cleaner to safely and naturally clean your retainer.

How do I most effectively clean and sanitize my retainer?

There are a few options available to naturally clean and sanitize your retainer without harmful chemicals. You may have heard that using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide can clean and disinfect your retainer. And it is true that this method can work. But there are a few downsides to using this process.

First, it's relatively time-consuming. One method involves soaking the retainer in vinegar for half an hour and then soaking it in hydrogen peroxide for another half an hour. Another suggestion is to soak the retainer in vinegar for more than five hours. Do you have a spare hour or five to sit around waiting for your appliance to become clean and disinfected? Probably not. Also, if your retainer is soaking in vinegar for five hours, it's not retaining your teeth very well. Perhaps the biggest downside to this method is the taste — imagine replacing your retainer in your mouth after having soaked it in hydrogen peroxide and vinegar for any amount of time. That's just disgusting.

Another natural method you may have heard of involves a paste made of baking soda. Some people use water with baking soda and some people make a paste with vinegar and baking soda. We've already discussed the taste factor with that one. But even if you use water and baking soda to make a paste, it's a messy way to clean your retainer or other oral appliance. It's just not convenient.

But more than that, using baking soda paste, or toothpaste for that matter, can be harmful to your retainer. Both pastes contain abrasives, which can lead to scratches on the surface of your retainer. Bacteria loves those scratches because they can build up in them and make you sick. It can also cause your retainer to develop unsightly stains.

The most effective way to clean your retainer is to use the CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner. This cleaner is so easy to use. You just spray it on and leave it for a couple of hours for maximum sanitizing, then wipe it off and rinse the retainer in clean water. It's a pleasure to put your cleaned and sanitized retainer back in your mouth because of the cleaner's minty-fresh taste. And since it's made right here in the U.S.A. according to U.S. standards, you can be certain it is safe to use.

How can I get the best retainer sanitizer?

If you're looking for an easy-to-use retainer cleaner that is vegan-friendly, sugar-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, look no further. The CustMbite All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner is the perfect solution for you. Order the best retainer sanitizer online today and feel assured that your retainer or other oral appliance is as clean and sanitized as it can be.