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How To Care For Your Retainer

Watch more Teeth & Oral Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to care for your retainer with these dental tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Brush retainer Using toothpaste, brush your retainer with your toothbrush or retainer brush in the morning and evening. Tip Soaking your retainer in mouthwash a few times a day will help kill off germs. Step 2: Remove to eat Always remove your retainer when you eat. Tip Keep a spare container in the kitchen and/or dining room so you always have a place to keep your retainer while you eat. Step 3: Soak in water Soak you retainer in cool water when you are not wearing it. Step 4: Don't bend wires Don't bend the wires or flip the retainer around in your mouth. Step 5: Keep in its case Keep your retainer in its case if you are transporting it somewhere and not wearing it. Step 6: Don't leave in heat Never leave your retainer near a source of heat--it could melt. Then it's back to the gooey stuff... Did You Know? That gooey stuff is actually rubber--once it's removed from your mouth, plaster is poured over it, creating a cast used to craft your lovely plastic retainer.
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