Asked to comment on the study, John Molinari, Ph.D., director of infection control and safety at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, noted that finding bacteria on mouth
It’s football Friday, and mouth guards can be very dirty, and the bacteria that grows on them can cause a lot of problems.
prominent professors and professionals have identified removable orthodontic appliances and sports mouth guards as breeding grounds for dangerous and infectious bacteria
Not only will cleaning your retainers properly help them last longer, but it will also help your immune system stay in check. Protecting your mouth from unwanted germs going in or out is the best way to maintain overall good health.
Much of what we found describes how not to get stained retainers in the first place, but for those with an already yellowed tray, and a few more weeks of keeping it in your mouth, do not despair. These are practical, easy to use solutions you can apply today.
Are you planning a trip and wear retainers? Here are practical suggestions on how to care for Your Retainer When You Are Traveling.
If you suffer from teeth grinding or clenching at night, chances are that you wear a night guard. These crafty devices help protect your teeth and prevent them from touching. Just as you would with a regular mouth guard or retainer, you need to clean your night guard on a regular basis.