Is Your Retainer Retaining More Than Your Teeth?

Our mouths are full all kinds of interesting little organisms. It’s sort of like a mini rain forest in there –warm, wet, and home to more than 600 different species of bacteria, viruses, fungi and even protozoa. A few help promote good oral health, some do you absolutely no harm, and others meet their fate in saliva or your belly.

Most of us don’t give mouth germs a second thought since we brush twice a day, floss nightly, and attend routine preventive dental visits every six months (RIGHT?!). But if you wear a retainer, clear aligner, or bite appliance, you may need to take extra precautions to prevent tiny invaders from taking over. Researchers have found that Candida (a type of yeast) and Staphylococcus, both potential illness-causing microbes, are present on 50% of all retainers. YIKES!

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None of the cleaning methods discussed in the article, while important, can be done when you are away from home or office, in the lunchroom, in between classes or meetings and on the go. This is the beauty of Smile Saver™…just remove the appliance, spray it, wait 30-60 seconds, and 99% of the bacteria is gone.

There is no more bad smells, and as an added bonus, you get a fresh burst of flavor.  And, because all the ingredients in Smile Saver are on the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) list, you can be safe killing germs on your appliances whenever (and wherever) you want. Learn more about the Smile Saver way to sanitize here.


Soluria™, LLC is a company with a passion for innovative and novel product technologies that provide solutions for good health. Our team utilizes a combination of business and chemistry to seek out and find solutions for problematic issues that threaten the health and safety of people in the world of sports, dental and orthodontic care.

Interested in learning more about products developed by Soluria™? Explore our website, call 844-SOLURIA (765-8742), or email info@soluria.com.

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